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Old 04-28-09, 08:49 AM
Tom Larimer Tom Larimer is offline
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Angry Scammers Target Classifieds

An old scam has raised its ugly head again recently, this time targeting newspaper classified advertisers. The scammers contact the advertiser and represent themselves as being from the newspaper. They'll say something about their classified ad payment not being processed and request repayment, preferably by credit card. You can imagine what scammers do with a credit card number. This might be a good time to remind your readers AND advertisers that if they suspect someone is not who they say they are, hang up and call the newspaper. You might save your readers and advertisers some money and your newspaper some embarrassment.
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