July 07, 2010 As summer approaches we're reminded by callers that the season is always ripe for scammers.
As always, residents should be on guard when it comes to giving out information or allowing access to one's home.
Tough economic times haven't dissuaded ruthless individuals who will take every opportunity to separate you from your hard-earned money.
A Capac area caller said she'd recently received a call from an alleged 'Federal Express' delivery man looking to confirm her street address. She let him do the talking and didn't give anything away for the simple reason that she was expecting no package. She was not awaiting delivery of anything.
She asked for a phone number to call back and of course it was bogus.
Other claims of surprise packages, lottery winnings and other prize bonanzas that sound too good to be true probably are. Never share personal information with anyone making such claims over the telephone or the Internet.
Unfortunately there have always been those among us who look for an easy angle to make a quick buck. Don't be fooled.
Spread the word to your friends, relatives and neighbors. Sadly, scamming is always in season.