OKLAHOMA COUNTY (KFOR) – Scam artists always come up with new, malicious tricks to scam people’s money, they usually target the elderly and sometimes pretend to be friends of their elderly target.
Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office shared a video with community members on how seniors can identify scammers masquerading as their friends.
Deputy Tara Hardin with the Sheriff’s Office’s TRIAD program advises seniors to be wary of unexpected social media messages from “so-called long-lost friends” offering advice. get rich quick or get rich quick offer.
Seniors who receive such messages should call the friend to find out if the friend sent the message or if it was the work of a scammer.
“Pick up the phone and call that old friend. This amazing contract is probably the work of a hacker,” said Hardin. “And besides, your old friend will love getting a call from you just to catch up.”
https://kfor.com/news/local/oklahoma-county-sheriffs-office-gives-senior-citizens-advice-on-how-to-spot-scammer-pretending-to-be-friend/ The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office offers advice to seniors on how to spot scammers pretending to be friends