Beware of scams
Friday, January 18, 2013
On Wednesday, Bedford Police sent out an alert warning residents about a telemarketing scam.
The caller identified himself as a representative from the Bedford first responders. When the resident questioned the caller, he was vague and was annoyed that the resident was asking for more details.
The Bedford Police and Firefighters Association has not authorized such calls. And it is a shame that scammers would use such a respected group of men and women who help save lives.
We urge residents, especially seniors, to keep emotions in check when answering these types of calls. The telemarketing, or scam artist in this case, sees you as a name and number and nothing more. They prey on people’s emotions, and only want your money. If you have any questions or become suspicious of callers, contact Bedford Police at 472-5113.
Don’t let these crooks get the best of you.