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Quick Thinking 84 Year Old Thwarts Scammers

84 year old Fleta Stefan received a telephone call Monday morning. The female caller said she needed to confirm information to issue a medical card that was required of all people in the U.S. The caller had the name and address where Fleta lived. The heavy accented caller then asked to confirm who Fleta was by asking for the name of her bank. Fleta says she was not going to give out the information.

“She said she’d need the name of my bank, and I said ‘no, I’m not going to give you the name of my bank’ and she said ‘we have to have the name of your bank’ and I said ‘well, I’m not going to give it to you’ and she said ‘we have to have it because you need this medical card.”

When Fleta said if the caller continued she would call law enforcement, the call abruptly ended. Just a reminder to people do not give out personal or bank information to callers you do not know.

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