Bucks County director of consumer protection Mike Bannon says his department is getting calls about an old scam that’s been reinvented. He says it involves a major retailer.
“The best scams out there leave people thinking they’ve done just fine,” notes Pennsylvania senior deputy attorney general Michael Foerster. He says that’s why donors should do some research first.
Second chance scams occur when the bidder on, let’s say eBay, who didn’t win the auction is contacted by a thief posing as the seller who says the sale fell through and the item is once again for sale.
The arrival of Thanksgiving means, of course, the arrival of holiday shopping. And, the DA warns, that means scam artists will be out in full force, both in person and online.
An IRS spokesman says if they need to reach you about a tax return, they will do it either by phone or through the mail — not with an e-mail.