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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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Scam Alert: International Internet Boyfriend Who Asks For Money

On October 14, 2016, we received a report from a resident who fell prey to what is referred to as a “romance scam”.  The resident met a man online who claimed to be from London (United Kingdom).  Over the course[...]

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Fake Collection Service Calls

On September 12, 2016, we received a citizen’s complaint regarding a fraudulent call from suspect claiming to be from a collection agency.    The suspect claimed to be from “ASG Legal Services” and “Provision Legal Services”.   The suspect had personal[...]

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Aggressive Door To Door Magazine Sales

On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, we received a complaint from residents of an aggressive door-to-door magazine salesperson in the area of Mallard Creek Run and Oak Point Road. The suspect claimed to be selling magazines and reportedly aggressively demanded that[...]

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Scammer Demands Green Dot Money Pack Payment

On Monday, August 22, 2016, we received a complaint from a resident who fell victim to a telephone scam in which the suspect claimed to be from Ohio Edison and First Energy.  The suspect advised the victim that he was past[...]

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Scammer Claiming to be From IRS Demanding Payment in iTunes Gift Cards

Though it’s past tax season, we still receive sporadic reports of victims falling prey to variations of the IRS Tax Scam. On June 6, 2016, we received a complaint of a citizen who received a bogus call from someone claiming[...]

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Craigslist Overpayment Scam

We receive a steady stream of complaints from citizens regarding online scams that they have fallen prey to. Many have the same recurring themes. One of the main recurring themes in these scams is as follows: The scam artist overpays[...]

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Craigslist Rental Property Scam

On April 23, 2016, we received a report from a citizen regarding a rental property scam involving his own property listed fraudulently for rent on Craigslist. The citizen reported that he recently legitimately listed a property he owns for rent[...]

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