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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

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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.


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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?

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