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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Really?!?!

We get calls and e-mails from viewers about them all the time.  Faxes from State Police are regulars.

It seems like there's a new phone or internet scam every day, and they do share some similarities.  Someone promises you big money in exchange for a little money.

We did a story on a scam in Bradford County over the weekend.  A woman was promised $ 2 million, plus a car if she turned over a $ 2,000 fee.  The woman nearly fell for it.  She was stopped just in time.

Are you kidding me?  I don't mean to heap insult upon injury, but how could anyone possibly believe it was true?  It defies analysis, and more importantly, it defies common sense and logic.

Although it's been said many times, many ways...  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Save yourself the time, trouble, and aggravation.  Hang up, or delete the e-mail.  It's not difficult.

Upon further review, the scams continue because people keep falling for them.  P.T. Barnum was right.  there's a sucker born every minute.