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    Rana Goodman

    This morning the following email was received by a fellow SCA director with the notation that she had been told the same message, claiming to be from SCA former president, Candace Karrow. Both of these are SCAM emails and the board wishes everyone to know that they would never request anyone purchase things such as “gift cards” on behalf of the association.

    Please simply delete such email, should you receive them,  or make sure always to check with who you think might have sent them to confirm if they did in fact send it to you.

    Below is the email that was received.

    Are you available? I am currently in a conference meeting, very busy this week and not with my phone, I want you to please handle this for me sun city anthem community association needs some gift cards for donation to Community Welfare with patients and Veterans at Hospice Care units across the community, can you confirm if you can get some today?

    Kindly let me know if you can handle this for me so i can advise the certain product and the face value to procure. You will be reimbursed.

    Thank You
    Rana Goodman

    One sure give-away with a SCAM/SPAM email is that they are often sent to someone you know quite well and yet they are signed quite formally. Had I sent such an email to someone I have gotten to know well the signature would have been more casual.

    A perfect example of this lack of thought when someone writes or phones with a SCAM is not knowing of course how you are addressed. I once received one of those “Grandma I need help” phone calls. I asked the caller what his name was and he replied, “oh come on grandma, it me, your grandson.” I replied “I have a few of those, what is your name” at that point he hung up.

    The tip off right at the beginning of the call was the fact that not one of my grandchildren call me “grandma.”


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