There was a story in USA Today about a woman who fell for the latest scam and lost $190. While setting up her new Roku device, a message flashed on the TV screen telling her to call an 800 number to activate service. When she called the 800 number, they offered her a lifetime full service plan for about $190, which she signed up for. Months later, the person that she had spoke to on the 800 number called her and threatened her if she didn’t give another $190. At this point she realized it was a scam. How her smart TV was infiltrated with software having her call scammers remains a mystery. However, scammers continue to target those on the Monterey Peninsula since areas like Carmel, Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach have a much higher net worth than the average household. Be on the lookout!