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73YO Sniffs Out Parking Lot Scam

Edie Linane wouldn’t fall for it. She knew her 1976 Chevy Nova couldn’t have done the damage that the woman claimed during a confrontation in a Spokane grocery store parking lot earlier this month. Police agreed, and Linane left without giving the woman the $100 she’d said was needed to avoid an insurance claim. But Linane, 73, fears the scam could be duping unsuspecting drivers into paying money for damage they didn’t cause. “I think it’s a scam being perpetuated on old people,” Linane said. Fraud investigators warn against cash transactions. Most car insurance policies require customers to report even minor collisions immediately/Meghann M. Cuniff, SR. More here.

Question: Have you ever been the victim of a scam or attempted scam?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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