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Dedham police warn of scams and thefts targeting the elderly

Posted by Dave Eisenstadter  July 17, 2013 01:45 PM

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The Dedham police issued a statement Wednesday that it has received multiple reports of various scams and thefts recently.

Residents have received calls supposedly related to Medicare during which the caller attempts to get information including the victim’s social security number and bank account number.

Residents should never disclose personal identifying information to anyone that calls or knocks on the door offering increased benefits or to continue benefits.

Dedham has also experienced “impostor burglaries,” which typically involve someone making contact with a victim and luring him or her into a remote section of the house.

While that happens, a second person comes in and steals items. These burglaries typically happen during the summer months.

Senior citizens are typically targeted, and neighbors should watch out for elderly neighbors, according to police.

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