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Irvington Police Warn Local Business Owners Of Phone Scam Involving Con Ed

Irvington Police Warn Local Business Owners Of Phone Scam Involving Con Ed

Greenburgh Daily Voice - Jan 11, 2017
GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Irvington police are warning local businesses of a phone scam involving a faux Con Edison employee calling about a lack of payment. According to police, local businesses have recently received a call from someone falsely stating they are from the Con Edison billing department, and the owner’s electricity has been scheduled to be turned off due to a lack of payment.

FBI issues warning regarding telephone scam

FBI issues warning regarding telephone scam

KAIT - Jan 11, 2017
ST. LOUIS (KAIT) - A new warning is being posted regarding a telephone scam. According to the FBI St. Louis Division, the victim receives a call that tells them they have failed to report for jury duty. The caller then threatens the victim with criminal prosecution or even jail time.

Arlington Heights police warn about 'grandkid scam'

Arlington Heights police warn about 'grandkid scam'

Chicago Tribune - Jan 10, 2017
Arlington Heights police are warning residents to be wary of calls seeking money to bail loved ones out of jail after an elderly woman was taken for $4,000 last week in a so-called "grandkid scam." A scammer phoned the woman on Thursday, claiming to be her grandson, with another person saying her grandson needed money to get out of jail, according to Crime Prevention Officer Brandi Romag.

Phone scam targets Utah solar consumers

Phone scam targets Utah solar consumers

KSL.com - Jan 05, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY — State officials are warning consumers to beware of a telemarketing scam aimed at defrauding would-be solar energy users. The Utah Public Service Commission on Tuesday said it has received reports of a telemarketing scheme in which callers pretend to be from a state government agency.

Get ready for new area codes for old areas

Get ready for new area codes for old areas

Curbed Seattle - Jan 04, 2017
We’re running out of phone numbers. That’s a sign that we’re pulling in a lot of people. That’s also a sign that people have more than one phone number. Originally, one phone number reached several houses thanks to party lines. Then, the luxury of privacy, one number per house. Skip ahead and add several lines to the several people in a house, then start adding lines for the electronics. Hello, fax machine. Now, cell phones have been added, and some have multiples of them.

Sheriff's Office warns of new telephone scam about warrants

Sheriff's Office warns of new telephone scam about warrants

Pueblo West View - Dec 28, 2016
Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor is warning residents of a telephone scam where callers, representing themselves as sheriff’s deputies, are telling individuals they must pay outstanding warrants or they will be arrested.

Lane County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam

Lane County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam

The Register-Guard - Dec 27, 2016
A recent influx of Eugene-area phone scams has prompted the Lane County Sheriff’s Office to remind community members to be skeptical of anyone who calls demanding money or payments, especially in the form of gift cards. Lane County sheriff’s Sgt. Carrie Carver said Tuesday that the agency has received “multiple reports” of scammers who call community members and pretend to be from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office or the U.S. Marshal’s Office Civil Division.

Oklahoma City law enforcement warns public of phone scam

Oklahoma City law enforcement warns public of phone scam

kfor.com - Dec 23, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY – The U.S. Marshals Service in Oklahoma City has received numerous inquiries about citizens receiving phone calls asking them to pay fines related to failure to appear for jury duty and other legal matters.

A warning about a phone scam involving identities of law officers, federal judges

A warning about a phone scam involving identities of law officers, federal judges

KTRK-TV - Dec 19, 2016
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- There's a warning tonight about a big twist on an old phone scam where someone poses as a law enforcement officer. The intricate scam involves using the names and badges of legitimate law officers and federal judges. "I'm not gullible. I'm pretty educated. But these guys were very good. They started with a phone call saying I had missed my federal jury duty summons," Tonya Granger said. Granger calls herself a born skeptic.

Phone Scam Impersonating Police | Patch PM

Phone Scam Impersonating Police | Patch PM

Patch.com - Dec 15, 2016
A Kennesaw resident was contacted Monday by a person claiming to be “Captain Rolland with the Kennesaw Police Department." The number is attached to a voicemail that says, “You have reached the civil warrant section of the Kennesaw Police department,” then requests vital information from the caller, such as their name and phone number.

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