Town Square

Post a New Topic

Con men scam local author and physician

Original post made on Aug 12, 2014

It can happen to the best and the brightest, apparently. Physician, author, speaker and world traveler Walter Bortz of Portola Valley was duped out of thousands of dollars by con men in a crafty telephone scam.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 12:00 AM

Comments (2)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Some people are scum
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Aug 12, 2014 at 11:54 pm

I have met Wally and his wife several times as they are the next door neighbors of a good friend of mine. They are truly great people.

Rather than being embarrassed by being taken in on this scam, Dr. Bortz has shown courage and responsibility in trying to expose this scam for the greater good of the community.

The person or persons who engage in this theft are absolute scum.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by "Living Longer for Dummies."
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Aug 13, 2014 at 9:07 am

Ummm, you don't call the grandson's parents?

[portion removed.]
.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Early Decision Blues
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 2,252 views

One night only: ‘Occupy the Farm’ screening in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 2,137 views

What Are Menlo Park’s Priorities?
By Erin Glanville | 37 comments | 1,503 views

Water Torture
By Paul Bendix | 1 comment | 495 views

Are you considering a remodel?
By Stuart Soffer | 1 comment | 164 views