Once again, we have a few reports of scammer calling an unsuspecting victim with the ruse that they have a warrant that needs to be paid for. The most recent victim was taken for almost $500. The scammer called and represented himself as a member of the sheriff's office and coaxed the victim to "payoff a warrant" with a money card. *No law enforcement agency will ever try to collect on a warrant or debt over the phone...ever.
Here's a few simple tips:
- No legitimate government agency will call you and ask for money immediately. Not for a warrant, not for a bill, not for anything.
- Never wire money to anyone. Period.
- Never purchase money cards or gift cards to pay someone over the phone.
- Keep your credit card, checking account, or Social Security numbers and passwords to yourself. Don't tell them to callers you don't know — even if they ask you to “confirm” this information.
Please pass this along to friends and family who may be vulnerable to these types of scams.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS