Our Office sent the below warning out back on October 3, 2014. I wanted to send out another reminder to our community to keep an eye out for this type of activity. During this past week we have had several more calls regarding scams.
One of these calls was where a city resident reported that their elderly parent, (who was also a city resident) had received a phone call about a family member who was involved in some type of accident. The caller was trying to get personal information and none was given by our city resident. Great Job!
These people, who are doing this, will say and do anything to try and get sensitive information from the person they are calling. Please remember to never give out any information over the phone. Take the time to talk with family members, friends and let them know about what is going on.
If you have any questions and or concerns, please feel free to contact the Police Department.
WARNING! Please be on the lookout for potential scams. We have received several phone calls regarding scams lately. Please remember to NEVER give any sensitive information to people over the phone. This type of information may include, but not limited to: Social Security numbers, dates of birth, credit/debit card information, or even your address.
These scammers may threaten you, and even tell you that if you don’t pay them money, you may be arrested. One of the popular scams right now is a person stating that they’re an IRS agent and that you owe money. These people are demanding that you send a money order to clear up the debt, or you could be subject to arrest. Another scam is sent through the mail. People are receiving fake checks, stating they won the lottery and they just have to send a portion of the winnings, via money order, to an alternate location. You should NEVER send a money order to anyone that isn’t a trustworthy source.
Please spread the word about these, and any other potential scams. Also, remember to stay vigilant and NEVER give ANY personal information over the phone to anyone that you don't know. Contact your local police if you’ve been a victim of a scam.