Matt Cartwright

Scam artists tirelessly devise new schemes

Scams are on my mind again. I hope you aren't getting tired of me passing on this kind of information but scams are constantly evolving. If I can prevent just one person from being scammed, it's worth doing.

I mentioned in a previous column that I registered with, an online service, to get updates on important information from Howard County, especially on senior issues or activities that might adversely affect older adults.

In February, I received an email through NotifyMeHoward, from Kim Henry, of the Howard County Department of Citizen Services. It was a warning about calls from individuals who claim to represent Microsoft or some other reputable...