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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 NotifyMeHoward.com, 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 company. The...

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