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Albany County warns of phone scam targeting the elderly


Albany County warns of phone scam targeting the elderly

If you get a call from someone at the Albany County Public Defender’s Office, be warned: it could be a scammer.

So say Albany County officials, who issued a warning Thursday that phone scammers are making the rounds and targeting senior citizens, saying they’re with the public defender’s office and a loved one needs them to wire money to bail them out of jail. The scammers are allegedly telling those who pick up the phone that they should go to a local convenience store to wire the money or mail it.

Source: Times Unition
Albany County warns of phone scam targeting the elderly

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