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I need to alert everyone about this one!
A loved elder family member, received a letter from the UK, claiming to be Barclays Bank.
He called me confused and was ready to call the number on the letter.
I asked him to read me the letter out loud.
It was from a certain “barrister” on behalf of Barclays Bank asking him to call the number on the letter about a very important financial matter.
I calmed him down by reminding him the following:
He never had any Bank account outside the USA.
A legal Bank will NEVER write, call or come to your door asking for money.
If a Bank writes, it will be your statement.
I asked him to throw the letter in the trash immediately and call me if any other similar letters ever arrive in his mailbox.
Most of us see red flags and pretty much know when something is a scam. Our elderly friends and family members get confused, and think it’s some authority trying to reach them.
It is not a coincidence that older people get letters. Scammers know who to target.
So please protect your loved ones from scams!
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