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Home News Scam Alerts MILLARD COUNTY RESIDENTS RECEIVING SCAM PHONE CALLS - FEBRUARY 14, 2011
MILLARD COUNTY RESIDENTS RECEIVING SCAM PHONE CALLS - FEBRUARY 14, 2011
Monday, 14 February 2011 16:05

Some of our Millard County residents have been receiving phone calls from people who are claiming to be either bail bondsmen or a representative of a resident’s grandchild.  The caller will know the name of the child.  During the call the suspect tells the resident the grandchild has been arrested and they need bail money sent to them.  The caller begs the resident to tell no one of their arrest.  They will tell you the child is afraid of getting into trouble if the parents find out.  The resident is then instructed to send the bail money to them using Western Union.  The most recent callers have claimed to be in jail in the Houston, Texas area.  Although, the suspects’ current tactic is claiming to be in jail, there have been other scams in the country where the suspects claim to be stranded in foreign countries or to have lost all their possessions while on vacation.

Sheriff Dekker encourages all resident to be very mindful and cautious of sending any money via money wire services for any reason.  If you need to send money, verify the person you are sending the money to is the person they are claiming to be.  Please share this information with the elderly in our communities as they are the ones who are being targeted at this time.

 

Safe Tip

Think carefully before buying a firearm for protection. Guns can be stolen and sold to anyone, or captured and used on you or the police. If you do own a gun, keep it locked up with the ammunition secured separately and learn how to use it safely.

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