January 11, 2017
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Make sure to verify identity before sending money
Another person has lost money in a common scam that targets seniors and involves suspects who pretend they are relatives needing money due to some type of crisis.
A Prescott woman was the target of a bogus “police” call demanding money, but did not fall for the ruse, according to Prescott Police spokesman David Fuller.
Calls continue throughout county
In late December, a 42-year-old Prescott man contacted the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) to report losing money in a “jury warrant scam.”
A scam that involves the victim receiving a phone call warning that a warrant has been issued for their arrest because they missed jury duty is continuing to impact Yavapai County residents, and a Cornville woman lost $1,000 to the con artists in the last week, said Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn.
Several days ago, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a home in Cornville to meet with a 28-year-old woman who was conned out of $1,000 from the jury duty scam.
Recently, the Yavapai County Recorder’s office was informed of a phone call stating that a voter’s ballot had not been received yet, according to a news release from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.
‘Your computer has a problem,’ the caller says. But how do they know? Answer: they don’t
When you pick up the telephone and hear the caller say you have a problem with your computer, but he’s sure he can fix it with your help, you’re entering dangerous territory.