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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Reader Reports Possible Scam Using Local's Name

 Hi Jim, 

I think this should be posted as to this scam. I received an email that was supposed to be from Wendee Brown ( Kaytees).

 It wanted to know if I could help her out. I responded that I could. 

What it turned out to be was someone using her name and asking me to buy gift cards for her and she would get me the money! 

I have tried to call Wendee, but the calls don't go thru. 

The email has Wendee's name and the email address used was


Anonymous said...

Simply disgusting! People are just sick!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i think it is very cruel to try to capitalize on someone's misforture, such as a business fire. Heartless might be a better term. Shame on them!

Anonymous said...

We had this happen also , around Christmas time. Asking us to buy JCP/Sephora Gift cards in the amount of $150for this persons niece as a gift because supposedly their amazon account was not working? , we would be reimbursed. This was from an acquaintance.....not someone we know well enough to do this for? I responded yes we had accounts, but when they asked to do this....we did not respond.
Definitely a SCAM!!!

Andy Paulsen said...

Any E-mail asking for gift cards or "top off" cards for prepaid debit is 99% likely to be a scam.

If it has an E-mail address of someone familiar to you, then most likely that person's computer has been compromised by a virus, which is generating these spam E-mails to addresses in their contact list.

If you receive an E-mail like that do not respond, but send it to local law enforcement.