In the news - articles related to phone scams and phone fraud. Stay informed with the latest types of scams & telephone fraud happening around the country.
The News Journal - Jun 12, 2017
Delaware's Justice of the Peace Court is warning the public about a phone scam in which the callers are pretending to be from the court in order to get money.
WLS-TV - Jun 12, 2017
A new elaborate scam can victimize smartphone users multiple times. First they snatch the smartphone, then users are fooled into clicking on a fake link. It starts with a simple crime: a stolen smartphone. But it's not just the expensive device that the thieves want.
WTOP - Jun 12, 2017
Investigators are looking into incidents in which scammers have “spoofed” Capitol police numbers on a potential victim’s caller ID to make the targets believe they need to settle a fictitious warrant. These scammers have requested payment in the form of bitcoins, gift cards or wired funds.
KCCI Des Moines - Jun 09, 2017
According to a news release, victims are reporting that the scam artist is very aggressive, threatening to issue arrest warrants if payment is not made. It should also be known that upon call back to this phone number, a fraudulent voice mailbox has been set up stating that the number belongs to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
WCTV - Jun 09, 2017
The City of Tallahassee offers residents several ways to pay their utility bills, but those ways do not include payment via a gift card over the phone.
News 5 Cleveland - Jun 08, 2017
The Kirtland Police Department is warning residents of phone scammers attempting to get personal and financial information from them. According to police, the scammers are calling residents from the “256” area codes that appear to be from local businesses, homes and the police department.
The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Jun 07, 2017
The latest phone scam is alive and well in Wahkiakum County. The caller will state that the reason of this call is to inform you that IRS is filing a lawsuit against you. The IRS will not call you. The "Department" phone number they want you to call is 719-387-0327. This area code is from Colorado, but the call most likely is generated somewhere else.
ABC 57 News - Jun 07, 2017
Several reports of individuals portraying themselves as local law enforcement or court officials, conning people out of money, has flooded the sheriff’s department, according to Kosciusko County Deputies. The caller is said to deceive the victim by telling them they have outstanding court fines, a missed court date, or jury duty. The caller then tells the victim a warrant will be issued for their arrest.
WCTV - May 31, 2017
The Suwannee County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a new phone scam. Officials with the Sheriff's Office says they received several calls on Wednesday from people who reported receiving a phone call claiming that someone they know has been kidnapped, and the caller demanded money for their release. In each of these cases, the claims were false, and everyone was safe.
FOX Illinois - May 31, 2017
The Illinois State Police (ISP) is warning the public of a phone scam that is currently circulating throughout the state. An individual will call and claim to be associated with the ISP. The caller will state that they are asking for donations for officers who have died in the line of duty.