Bill Lambert had just returned home from a 7-day cruise with his wife when he began looking through his mail and caught his first glimpse of a fairly sophisticated scam.
Buried in the pile were four official looking documents addressed to his 86-year-old mother-in-law who lives with the couple, demanding more than $16,000 in late property taxes.
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Sara Vanden Berge is the managing editor of the Empire-Tribune. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @ETeditor.