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Educate public about phone, Internet scams


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 30, 2013

~~<p>Scams that separate the gullible from their money have always been with us. Unfortunately, technology has vastly expanded the reach of scammers, who use mass automated techniques to attack Internet accounts and telephone lines.</p>
<p>Especially disturbing is the use of the old-fashioned land line, because it attacks the most vulnerable group &mdash; the elderly, who often don't use computers or cellphones.</p>
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Scams that separate the gullible from their money have always been with us. Unfortunately, technology has vastly expanded the reach of scammers, who use mass automated techniques to attack Internet accounts and telephone lines.

Especially disturbing is the use of the old-fashioned land line, because it attacks the most vulnerable group — the elderly, who often don't use computers or cellphones. Login for more...



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