PHONE SCAM ALERT - SanTanValley.com

PHONE SCAM ALERT

PHONE SCAM ALERT

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.

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