Camilla O. McRory, Attorney at Law

Not putting cash in the mail

Now more than ever, it is important to keep in touch with friends and loved ones. But there is a risk to this: scammers posing as loved ones asking for money. According to the FTC,  in 2018 1 in 4 people over the age of 70 reported sending cash to an imposter posing as a family or friend.

If you get a call from someone claiming to be a friend or family member in trouble, call the friend or family member using a number that you know is correct. Never send cash or gift cards through the mail. Tell the FTC if you get one of these scammer calls.