Yuriy received an exciting letter in the mail: the return address had the Microsoft logo, and the letter informed him that he had won either a netbook or an Android tablet — all he had to do was call a toll-free number to claim his prize. But if you look at the fine print, a few things stick out: first, he’d have to pay a small fee to claim his prize. And the giveaway wasn’t sponsored by Microsoft at all: his local DirectBuy warehouse had sent out the letters.
If you live in Fall River, Massachusetts, and work at one of the town’s Dunkin’ Donuts stores, watch out for fake employees! A woman has been walking into the DD stores dressed in an employee uniform and going into the back, where she promptly steals real employees’ purses. When confronted at one of the stores, the thief told the workers that “she was there to pick up beans for another store and a note should have been left on the manager’s door.” When the employees went to look for the note, she left.