:**: It has gone full circle – the story of a scam which is or has become what…. spoof mail or spam, itself. It arrived again in my mailbox this afternoon.
I read this tortuous account of a scam, word for word, about a year ago. Whatever kind of story email it was, there was at least an element of awareness-raising of the fraudulent games people play.
More seriously though, I have since learned, an alert elderly relative had a call this morning which, as the account of it unfolded, was not dissimilar in some respects from the email story I received.
“Did you know your bank is overcharging you on your account?” The caller said.
“No, I don’t know about that”, she replied.
The caller assured her it was so. He added he could remedy the situation and have the excess charges credited to her account for which, he required both her card and account numbers. She refused his request.
“Why not, I would give you mine?” the caller responded.
“I don’t want your numbers” said elderly relative.
Very definitely, end of call.