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ANDRESSI TELLS ARMSTRONG COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS TO BE ON ALERT

11/24/2012

Senior Citizens need to be on alert. According to Armstrong county district attorney Scott Andressi con artists have been targeting elderly victims throughout the county. Andressi said every year we see the problem, but the scammers are increasing in numbers and in a way they’re attacking. The most common method that the scammers use is shore off telephone calls in which they tell the person that they are the winners of a prize and have to go a place such as  Wal-Mart to buy a cash card, the scammers will then tell the victims to give the card number to the person on the other end of the phone, they also take advantage of people’s sympathy and will use the story of a family member is in jail out of state and they need money to post the bail. Andressi said it’s hard to trace these scams since some occur in countries such as India, Russia, and China.


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