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Amazon Scam Almost Got Me

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on April 1, 2020

By Harry S. Margolis

Scams are getting more sophisticated, making them easier to fall for. My recent experience is a case in point. I received the following email purportedly from Amazon reporting on the delivery of an iPad from my account to a woman in Austin, Texas, who I had never heard of.


It looks authentic, doesn't it?

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You Don't Have to Be a Senior to be a Scam Victim

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on November 5, 2019

By Harry S. Margolis


I recently interviewed Steven Weisman about scams aimed at seniors for my podcast, AskHarry. Steve is of counsel to our firm and is an expert on how you can protect yourself from scams. His motto, at least in terms of scams, both online and off: "Things aren't as bad as you think, they are far worse . . ." I strongly recommend his website,, where he reports on scams occurring nationwide.

In talking with Steve, I was reminded of how I almost became the victim of a scam. We had visited old friends in New York and before we went out for dinner, Robin called to order in some food for her daughter. I was very impressed that she knew her credit card number by heart. So, I went home and memorized mine.

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