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Scam near-victim warns not to bite


September 25, 2019

Local resident Margie Coulter wants local residents to be on guard against scams – after she almost fell for one, she said.

Coulter said she got a phone call last week in which a man from the “Social Security Administration” on the other end told her that her Social Security card had been misused in Texas.

Someone in Texas had gotten her number, opened 20 bank accounts and committed $2 million in fraud, she was told.

The caller told her the agency had “legal enforcements against me” – seven allegations, he said, and that federal agencies were watching her. Also, the caller s...

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