It might seem “no duh” to some but since this scammer targeted particularly vulnerable people, the elderly, it’s important to get the word out any way possible: The folks at Merrill Gardens on 35th gave us a flyer about a scam alert they’re distributing to residents, and asked if we would share it with you too – read on:
Here’s the text of the flyer they’re distributing:
REMINDER to all Residents not to give out personal information to strangers.
We were recently made aware of a situation where someone called a … resident and stated they needed personal information for IRS purposes. The resident realized the call as a scam and told them not to call back and hung up.
If this should happen to you, get as much information as you can – the person’s name, the business name and phone number. We will report this information to the authorities. Please be SAFE!
Of course, if this happens to you, you’ll have to report it to the authorities yourself: Call police at 206-625-5011 and also, a special federal hotline: 800- 366-4484.