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Dick Eppstein, long time president of the Northwest Ohio Better Business Bureau, has seen it all — scams, junk mail, identity theft, and internet schemes.

Eppstein, his family members, and even other employees in the BBB office have been scammed. Eppstein himself noticed a $4,000 charge on his credit card for a purchase he did not make. No one is immune.

Dick Eppstein, Northwest Ohio Better Business Bureau president, says the biggest scam right now affecting senior citizens is the “Grandma Scam.”

Eppstein, in a talk to East Toledo Club luncheon guests, said it’s actually a worldwide scam. In Japan it’s called, ‘It’s me, it’s me.’

The Press encourages responses to articles and opinions. In order to provide for fair comment, The Press will have the following policy covering election letters to the editor:

The last issue for letters regarding the Nov. 6 election will be the second issue (Oct. 29)  before the election. No letters will be published in the issue immediately prior (Nov. 5)  to the election except for letters limited to direct rebuttal of election-related issues appearing in the second to last issue

Damon named to port authority board
The Wood County Board of Commissioners has appointed Tony Damon, North Baltimore, to the Wood County Port Authority Board of Directors.

Damon's term on the board will be effective until December 31, 2014.

The multi-million dollar replacement of the entire 800 megahertz radio system for Ottawa County will cost taxpayers nothing, the county emergency management director says.

And for the west end of the Ottawa County, the retooling of the nearly 20-year system means remedying a transmission communication problem that has been a source of ire for years.

Drones

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