The phone-scam craze

(2004 file / News Tribune)

First Matlock. Now this.

With the recent death of “Matlock” star Andy Griffith, it already wasn’t a good week for potentially vulnerable senior citizens. Now, a concerned reader has alerted the Eh? desk about a phone scam.

The woman said a caller from the number (409) 291-5191 — listed as Tazcom Productions — claims to be part of the Social Security Administration and says he’ll send new Social Security cards.

An online search indicates the phone number is listed out of Beaumont, Texas, and has received numerous complaints pertaining to scams.

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