The ACSO Warns Of New Telephone Scams

The ACSO Warns Of New Telephone Scams

The Amador Sheriff's Office has recently received an increased amount of calls for service regarding telephone scams.  The most recent scam involves an individual calling claiming you have won a lottery drawing or their company has discovered as issue with your computer.  They will then instruct you to purchase an Apple Pay, Green Dot, or Pre-Paid Debit card. Once purchased, they will ask you for the identifying numbers on the cards, which allow them to access the funds remotely, leaving you with nothing but an empty bank account.  Also making the rounds according to the Sheriff’s Office is the, “This is the I.R.S. and we have a warrant for your arrest” and a relatively new one, claiming to be from “Fed Ex and you have an important letter, but you need to pay for delivery” and the “Publishers Clearing House, you’re a winner, and we need financial information in order to deposit your check” scam.  These are just a few of the many telephone scams that are going around.  Some other scams include calls that claim your relative is in jail and needs you to bail them out or your power is about to be cut-off for non-payment, and they will accept money to take care of the issue.  If you receive a call like these, please don't provide any personal or financial information to anyone over the phone, it’s a scam.

Written by KVGC Staff

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