Los Gatos police detective offers seniors tips on how to avoid getting scammed

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One scam involves phone, Facebook and e-mail fraud. "Somebody's going to call you grandma or grandpa and tell you they lost their wallet or passport," Lunsford said.
"Then they'll mumble something, hoping you'll give them a name of a relative. If you ask, 'Is this Pete?' They'll say 'yes' and tell you they got arrested and need $2,500 for bail and ask you to wire it to Western Union."

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