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Scammer Claims Your Computer Has a Virus

On December 6, 2017, we received a report from a resident who fell victim to a known telephone and computer scam.  The victim received a telephone call from a suspect that claimed her computer had a virus.  The suspect asked[...]

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Fake Relative in Trouble Needs Gift Cards to Pay Lawyer

On 8/24/2017, we received a report from an elderly, 88-year old resident that was scammed out of $8,000.  The victim received a call from a man claiming to be her nephew.  The suspect (who was not the victim’s nephew) claimed[...]

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Fraudulent eBay Auto Sales Scammer Demands Green Dot Cards as Payment

On 8/21/2017, a resident reported being scammed by a fake eBay auto sales listing.  The seller claimed to be selling a 2010 Toyota Camry from Omaha, Nebraska.  Via email, the seller demanded that the buyer pay him $2,000 in Green[...]

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Scammer Claims to be from Phone Company – Demands Gift Card Payment

On 8/9/2017, a resident reported falling victim to a phone scam in which the caller fraudulently claimed to be from CenturtyTel.  The caller, who was NOT actually from CenturyTel, advised the victim that due to trouble they detected with the[...]

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Fraudulent Auto Sale Listing on Facebook/eBay

On March 10, 2017, a resident reported that she was scammed out of $2,300 when she attempted to purchase a car online.  The victim found a car for sale listed on a “Facebook Garage Sales” page.  The seller claimed to[...]

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Walmart Gift Card As Payment for Ebay/Craigslist Posting

On March 12, 2017, we received a complaint from a citizen who fell prey to a fraudulent auto sale listing.  The victim found a 2004 Acura MDX for sale on Craigslist. The posting advertised that the vehicle was for sale[...]

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Publishers Clearing House Scam

On December 11, 2016, a citizen reported that she fell victim to a scam in which the suspects claimed that she won both the Publishers Clearing House and Reader’s Digest sweepstakes.  Multiple callers called her on multiple times and advised[...]

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Scammer claims loved one in jail needs Target gift cards

On December 1, 2016, we received a complaint from an elderly resident who fell prey to the same scam we alerted our residents to on November 4, 2016.  A woman received a call from a man claiming to be her[...]

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Scammer claims to be loved one in jail

On November 3, 2016, we received a complaint from an elderly resident regarding a “family emergency scam” he fell prey to.  The citizen reported that he received a call from an unfamiliar number in which the caller claimed to be[...]

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Debt collector threatens police action over nonexistent debts

On November 1, 2016, we received a complaint from a citizen regarding an aggressive debt collector using illegal methods to collect a nonexistent debt.  The citizen reported that a debt collector threatened to have felony charges pressed against her if[...]

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