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Just A Wag 03-11-11

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By Carol A. Clark

Aspen Apartments on sale after foreclosure   
The bank foreclosed on the Aspen Apartments on Gold Street in December.
The five building, 36-unit complex is listed for sale at $1,275,000.

Savvy senior citizen foils nefarious plot
 A local senior citizen received a plausible-sounding call claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House.  
The caller said a several-thousand-dollar check would be delivered the next day.
But the follow-up call said the recipient must pay a 1-percent fee to release the package from customs.
Our local senior citizen reports that she had a lot of fun telling the scammer to “amscray.”

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