SCAM NEWS: ‘Infuriating’: Scammers Impersonate Summit County Utah Sheriff’s Deputies To Rip People Off Over The Phone
Police in Summit County issued a warning after at least three victims have lost thousands of dollars in phone scams. Even worse, the thieves are posing as law enforcement officers.
It’s a call no one expects: someone identifying themself as a police officer tells you they have a warrant for missing jury duty or some other past offense and you will soon be arrested unless you pay a bond over the phone with a prepaid gift card. Lieutenant Andrew Wright of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office says beware because it’s an all-too-common scam.
“Government agencies, government agents will not call and demand payments over the phone,” Lt. Wright told ABC4 News Monday. “It’s just not the way government operates…and we don’t ever take gift cards as forms of payment.”
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PARK CITY (ABC4 News) – Police in Summit County issued a warning after at least three victims have lost thousands of dollars in phone scams. Even worse, the thieves are posing as law enforcem…
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Always report scams involving money lost or where you received money to:
- Local Police – ask them to take an “informational” police report – say you need it for your insurance [use caution, not advisable in all countries]
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- The Scars Worldwide Reporting Network «HERE» or on «www.Anyscam.com» [available anywhere]
This helps your government understand the problem, and allows law enforcement to add scammers on watch lists worldwide.
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