Beware of Scams - 27 East


Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 2254813

Beware of Scams

This is to remind people of any age to beware of scammers.

My husband and I are used to receiving phone calls and emails from all kinds of people and businesses with nefarious intent. When this happens, we hang up the phone or delete the email.

I did, however, just fall for a scam via text. Someone I trust was asking for help with getting a surprise present and, as I had the time to help and am a sucker for surprises, I followed up.

We texted back and forth. I purchased one of two Apple gift cards that were to be given as surprise presents. Won’t bore you with the details, but eventually I became suspicious. I now have the gift card, have learned a lesson, and am not ashamed to go public to help others avoid similar scams.

Grania Brolin

Water Mill