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, Scamicide.com, 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.