ACSO Warns Of Scams During The Holiday Season

ACSO Warns Of Scams During The Holiday Season 

The holiday season is the season of giving, but unfortunately, it’s also the season for scams of all types.  According to the Amador Sheriff's Office this means an increase in telephone scams.  You may receive a call claiming you have won a lottery drawing or the calling parties 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 is the famous, “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”.  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 caller will accept a gift card as payment.  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. The Sheriff’s Office, says just hang up!

 

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