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Original post made on Sep 11, 2018

SENIORS, BEWARE ... The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office warned that senior homeowners may be the target of scams by "individuals and companies seeking to take advantage of unsophisticated homeowners by purchasing property at an unreasonably low price." In an Aug. 28 public service announcement, Deputy District Attorney Cherie Bourlard of the Division of Consumer Protection/Elder Fraud, said the office is increasingly receiving reports from older homeowners about unsolicited offers to buy their homes without inspections or real estate agents. "While these deals sound good, elderly homeowners may be the target of these mailers in the hopes that the owners do not know the true value of their property," the DA's office said. People who think they've been a victim of a real estate scam are asked to call the district attorney's Real Estate Fraud Hotline at 408 792-2879.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 7, 2018, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Yom Kippur
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 11, 2018 at 10:28 am

Why is the senior flu shot clinic on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement? Does Avenidas think that Jews don't need flu shots?

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