SCPD Warns Locals Of A Scam Making The Rounds

SCPD Warns Locals Of A Scam Making The Rounds

The Sutter Creek Police are warning local residents of a scam making the rounds. Recently a Sutter Creek resident received a letter informing her that she was entitled to 1.3 million, as soon as she paid a small processing fee. Realizing it was too good to be true; the woman promptly notified SCPD and reported the attempted scam. A few weeks ago, the police department received a call themselves from someone claiming to be from the IRS, telling the police department that if they did not pay an unpaid debt to the IRS, that they would all be arrested! Remember, if you get calls, emails of letters of this type, there are some things you should remember to do. First, do not give out personal information whatsoever. Your name, date of birth, address, social security number, and mother’s maiden name are like gold to scammers. Next, never give them access to your banking information. They can drain your accounts immediately. Finally, if you’re uncertain if you are being scammed, contact any local law enforcement agency. While many of these cases are extremely difficult to prosecute, by working together, others can be saved from being victimized. Remember, if it sounds to good to be true, then it probably is, so don’t fall for it. 

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