Telephone scams are running ramped again. I get so man robo calls I don't answer my phone any more unless I recognize the caller. So far this year I have had three scam calls left on my answering machine. The first identified as the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) saying my income tax was being audited and that I owed thousands of dollars. They stated I should call the 'resolution line' (they listed a number) to speak to an IRS representative. Of course, the IRS never contacts anyone by telephone.
Over the last three weeks I have had two calls from scammers identifying as Amazon. Each call said that a purchase of $395.99 had been made against my credit card, and that if I have made the purchase do nothing and I would receive the product. If I did not make the purchase I was to call the Amazon Hot Line (listing a number) and talk to an Amazon representative.
These calls, I am sure, originate from Peggy.
I can imagine some seniors panicking and being fished in to give financial or personal information. If there are people you are concerned about that might be vulnerable to such scams - you should talk to them.