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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.... 

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... 

Local IRS Scam Alert

Sedona AZ (January 25, 2015) – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and nationwide law enforcement agencies want every citizen to be aware of the following important information. Please consider sharing this information with family members, friends and social networks. The YCSO received a call today from a concern citizen regarding a telephone call from the IRS about a fee: The caller... 

IRS Representatives Are Scammers

Sedona AZ (October 7, 2014) – A large-scale scam, involving people claiming to represent the IRS via unsolicited phone calls and emails, has cost citizens across the country, including Arizonans, millions of dollars over the last six months. During a press conference, Internal Revenue Service spokesperson Bill Brunson said a group is alleging to represent the IRS — appearing to be legitimate... 

Phone Scams on the Rise

Sedona AZ (June 22, 2014) –  Authorities report that two telephone scams are on the rise. The perpetrators seem to be targeting elderly victims, but all citizens are potentially at risk. In the first scam reported to the Consumer Protection Agency, consumers receive unsolicited phone calls from individuals claiming to be local, state or federal law enforcement officers. The caller tells the... 

Your Credit Card Statement May Need Contesting

Sedona AZ (January 28, 2014) – With this new con, scammers are banking on the fact that many consumers don’t check their credit card statements all that carefully. Don’t fall for it. Review your recent statements for unexplained charges of $9.84 (or other small amount) and contest them with your bank or credit card issuer (call the number on the back of your card).  How the Scam Works: You... 

Grandparent Telephone Scams Net $3000 in Prescott Case

Phone scams bilk thousands of dollars – don’t be a victim! Sedona AZ (February 2, 2013) – Even with ongoing media notifications and community alerts by crime prevention officials to residents throughout the county and country, the “Grandparent” telephone scam continues to victimize our senior citizens. The calls originate from locations all over the world. Please share this information... 
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