News Flash Home
The original item was published from 11/13/2014 1:58:03 PM to 12/14/2014 12:10:00 AM.

News Flash

Home Page Watertown News

Posted on: November 13, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Phone Scams

The Watertown Police Department has received reports on multiple phone scams targeting Watertown residents.

The Watertown Police Department has received reports on multiple phone scams targeting Watertown residents.

Scam #1:
A person claiming to be a representative of Publisher’s Clearing House advises the caller that they have won a significant amount of money. In order to claim the prize, they must send a certain amount of money to pay for the taxes, fees, etc. THIS IS A SCAM. Publisher’s Clearing House does not charge any amount to receive their prizes.

Scam #2:
A person claiming to be a Law Enforcement Officer advises the caller that they are suspects in a check fraud case. The impersonator claims they have search warrants for their residence and will be coming to arrest them. The caller can prevent any arrest by paying a certain amount and any charges will be dropped. THIS IS A SCAM. Do not give out any personal information and disconnect the call.

To protect yourself from becoming a victim of a scam, do not give out any personal information over the phone if you are not the one that initiated the call. If you feel you may be a victim of a scam, contact your local law enforcement agency.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home Page Watertown News

engineering

Arrow Ave NE Street Closure

Posted on: August 5, 2022