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Seniors - beware family-emergency phone scams

Seniors - beware family-emergency phone scams

York Dispatch - Mar 14, 2017
The York County Elder Abuse Task Force is warning people about a recent scam to separate seniors from their money, in which scammers pretend to be family members in trouble.

KCSO warns people of new phone scam

KCSO warns people of new phone scam

WVLT - Mar 13, 2017
The Knox County Sheriff's Office is warning people of a new phone scam. In this scam, deputies say the caller advises the victims that he or she has an outstanding warrant. They instruct the victim to purchase a green and white MoneyPak prepaid card at Kroger and put money on the card.

“This is a serious scam:” Scammers targeting taxpayers during tax season

“This is a serious scam:” Scammers targeting taxpayers during tax season

fox6now.com - Mar 12, 2017
MILWAUKEE -- It's tax season and that means it's prime time for crooks to target taxpayers. The most common scam this time of year is the IRS phone scam and every year people fall for it.

ALERT: New phone scam calls work phone, threatens caller's family

ALERT: New phone scam calls work phone, threatens caller's family

News 13 Orlando - Mar 10, 2017
An old and extremely threatening phone call scam is back with a new twist. Even one of News 13’s employees was targeted. Melissa Calhoun works as the station's digital media manager. Tuesday when her work phone rang from a number she didn't recognize, she didn't immediately pick up.

Phone Scam Alert In Aurora

Phone Scam Alert In Aurora

Patch.com - Mar 09, 2017
Yesterday, the Aurora police received a report of a phone scam which involved an individual posing as a member of their department, according to a post on their Facebook page. The resident reportedly received a call from what appeared to be the Aurora police non-emergency line (630-256-5000). "Aurora Police Department" appeared on his caller ID.

Cataula couple foils phone scam, shares story to empower others

Cataula couple foils phone scam, shares story to empower others

WRBL - Mar 08, 2017
Phones have made it easier than ever for scammers to trick people out of their hard-earned money. Some of them can be really persuasive or even scary when they call. But one scammer got more than he bargained for when he tried to intimidate a Cataula couple. Tami and Buddy Bryan are sharing their story of empowerment in hopes of helping others not to fall victim to a scam they avoided.

Computer Phone Scam Thwarted in Ashburn: Police

Computer Phone Scam Thwarted in Ashburn: Police

Patch.com - Mar 08, 2017
ASHBURN, VA — So a resident in the 20000 block of Pleasant Terrace gets a phone call late last week. The caller identifies himself as "Rick from Microsoft," according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. "Rick" says the software on the resident's computer is out of date and needs to be replaced. To do so, the resident is told to purchase iTunes gift cards and provide the codes to "Rick."

US Marshals Service warns of phone scam

US Marshals Service warns of phone scam

WDTV - Mar 05, 2017
The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public of a telephone scam involving a fraudulent caller contacting members of the public and alleging they, or their family members, have an active federal arrest warrant and demanding payment of fines.

New phone call scam strikes Tallahassee

New phone call scam strikes Tallahassee

WCTV - Mar 03, 2017
The Chamber of Commerce is warning residents about a phone scam that involves someone making calls and pretending to be from the Chamber. Someone calling from the phone number (850)-729-1029 asks businesses to provide personal information, and then hangs up once they are questioned about their identity.

US Marshals service warns about two phone scams

US Marshals service warns about two phone scams

10TV - Mar 02, 2017
The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public about two phone scams hitting people across the country. The first scam claims there is an active arrest warrant for you or someone in your family. Victims are told they can avoid arrest by paying a fine by electronic fund transfer or cashier’s check.

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