Scamming the Valley
Saratoga resident victim of identify theft following suspicious email
June 2, 2021
The days of the Nigerian prince needing help getting his money out of the country or the long-lost wealthy uncle leaving a sizable inheritance are long gone. As technology has advanced, so have the ways in which scammers and con-artists have tried to take advantage of people.
On May 12, Saratoga resident Janice Kerpan fell victim to one of the more recent scams and not only lost $600 but became the victim of identity theft. All of it started with a seemingly misaddressed email about an Amazon order.
According to Kerpan, she was checking her email account through Union Telephone which is use...