New Castle County police are warning residents about a recent phone scam in which the caller pretends to be a representative from the “Department of Treasury” or the IRS.
Apparently, some residents in the area where the search is being conducted have received phone calls from individuals looking to solicit money by claiming they represent the Pa. State Police.
3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us this one involves a recorded message saying there is a problem with your debit or credit card.
It started with a promised refund of $300 from a man posing as a software company employee.
New Castle County Police say they have received reports from residents stating they have received calls from a person claiming to be an officer from the New Castle County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s office says they has received reports of residents receiving phone calls from people identifying themselves as members of the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office.
The scam works when people are baited into calling a phone number back after their phone rings once and then the caller hangs up.
Authorities are advising residents of a fraudulent police donation phone scam in Camden County, New Jersey.
Over the last week, Brick Township police officers have responded to several locations, where people have been the victim of telephone financial scams.
The scam primarily uses terror, in an attempt to try and shake down innocent people.
Police are advising residents about a phone scam that has hit Brigantine, Atlantic County.
Police say the scam involves a caller who pretends to be a PSE&G employee and threatens to shut off the victim’s gas and electric if payment isn’t made.
Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato says that over the past week, there have been several reports of fraudulent phone calls made to local residents and businesses from a bogus electric utility company.