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Don’t Be a Victim: Call the Police!

Sedona AZ (March 14, 2018) – If you know how scammers work, you will be better prepared to recognize a scam and not fall victim. Learn how to protect yourself from a scammer! Every few months, scammers re-try their tactics within a community they’ve already hit. Recent reports to the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office include receiving a phone call identified by Caller ID as a local number.... 

Jury Warrant Scam Finds Prescott Victim

Sedona AZ (January 13, 2018) – In late December 2017, a 42-year-old Prescott man contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report losing money in the ‘jury warrant scam.’ The victim had received a call purportedly from a deputy at the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and was told he had a $4000 warrant for his arrest because he was a no show for jury duty. The scam suspect indicated that if the... 

Poco Diablo McGuire: Phony Pet Ads and Websites Scams

SedonaEye.com Star Pet Columnist Poco Diablo McGuire wants to stop pet purchase fraud. Sedona AZ (December 29, 2017) – Attention Four Paws Up Pals and Parents, it’s me Poco Diablo McGuire Star Pet Columnist writin’ from Sedonie Arizonie! Spread the news round the countryside that there be some bad ‘uns out there stealin’, lyin’ and a cheatin’ using pictures... 

Top Ten Scams

Sedona AZ (December 22, 2017) – As we enter this holiday season, we want to remind you that scams are constantly evolving and going in and out of fashion. Here is a list to remind you of scams that we will call the “top 10.” 1. Natural disaster scams Scammers are always the real “first responders” with charity scams and assistance scams related to natural disasters such as hurricanes/fire/floods.... 

Former Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Indicted

Sedona AZ (May 25, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Ex-ACC Chairman Gary Pierce Indicted on Felony Conspiracy, Bribery, Mail Fraud and Five Counts of Wire Fraud Information & Perspective by Warren Woodward Sedona, Arizona ~ May 25, 2017 Former ACC Commissioner Gary Pierce At a recent APS rate case meeting I was speaking to a seasoned rate case intervenor about... 

Scam Alert – Suspect Impersonating YCSO Personnel

Sedona AZ (December 8, 2016) – Yesterday afternoon, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a scam victim who reported receiving a call from a male suspect identifying himself as “Lt. Dave Williams” from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. The caller told her that she had a warrant for failing to appear for jury duty, and was able to confirm her correct social security... 

Elderly Client’s Caretaker Arrested for Stealing

Sedona AZ (March 2, 2016) – During the month of November and December 2015, Bonnie Staneart, 61, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, used the bank card and associated PIN of an 85-year-old victim without permission. Following a detailed investigation, Staneart was arrested February 24, 2016, on charges including theft, identity theft, use of bank card without consent and fraudulent schemes. Staneart... 

Mega Millions Lottery Fraud Targets Seniors

Sedona AZ (September 30, 2015) – The Arizona Attorney General’s Office recently issued a scam alert warning Arizonans of an aggressive “fake lottery” targeting seniors. The scam starts with a phone call from a person who falsely claims to be affiliated with Mega Millions. Seniors are told they’ve won the Mega Millions lottery and are asked to pay thousands of dollars... 

Sedona Police Chief on Identity Theft and Fraud

Article written by Chief of Police Raymond O. Cota and submitted by the City of Sedona AZ Sedona AZ (September 9, 2015) – According to Javelin Strategy and Research, a company that conducts in-depth research and studies on consumer fraud and security, 12.7 million Americans became a victim of identity fraud in 2014. This number translates to someone becoming a victim of identity fraud nearly... 

Unlicensed Vehicle Dealers Investigated

Sedona AZ (September 3, 2015) – Motor vehicles are sold in Arizona primarily through dealers licensed by the state, by private parties and unfortunately illegally by unlicensed dealers. The Arizona Department of Transportation Office of the Inspector General investigates the illegal sale of vehicles and has conducted more than 250 investigations this year into the fraudulent activities. Approximately... 
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