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More scam warnings — beware

Plumas News posted a story Dec. 17 about a Quincy woman, Susan Christensen, who received a sophisticated scam call from someone claiming to be from an orthopedic center. The caller had some fairly personal information about Christensen’s medical history and other pertinent data. She wanted to warn others about the scam and also hoped that local medical providers’ information systems hadn’t been compromised.

A local banker, Nicole McQuarrie, read the story and responded: “Unfortunately those types of calls happen all too frequently. I get at least one per week where someone claims to have an arrest warrant out for me because of transactions at my bank.”

She shared a warning released from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Dec. 17. It warns of corona virus related scams. https://www.consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus/avoiding-scams/

 

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