We have been getting reports of phone scams targeting folks around town and we wanted to let you know about it. We also wanted to give you some tips and a resource to help you.
1. Don’t send money or give out personal information in response to an unexpected request — whether it comes as a text, a phone call, or an email.
2. Do online searches. You can even search for phone numbers to see if other people have reported them as scams.
3. Don’t pay upfront for a promise. Someone might ask you to pay in advance for things like debt relief, credit and loan offers, mortgage assistance, or a job. They might even say you’ve won a prize, but first you have to pay taxes or fees. If you do, they will probably take the money and disappear.
4. If it sounds too good to be true chances are it is. Especially if you "have been selected to win" a contest you have never signed up for.
Other tips can be found here: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0060-10-things-you-can-do-avoid-fraud
You can also report it to your local police or to the FTC here: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#crnt&panel1-1
Don't be taken in and lets all keep an eye out for each other!
Team work makes the dream work!!