Scam Alert: Sheriffs Warn Of Dangerous Scams On The Rise In Our Area
The fine folks at the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office are trying to spread the word, once again, of yet another method awful people are using to try to fleece ordinary individuals of their hard-earned cash.
Earlier this week, the Sheriff's Office sent out a release reminding people to be wary of anyone who calls and asks for money or personal information over the phone-- even if they might sound like they're legitimate.
Sheriffs say there are currently a number of different scenarios scammers utilize to get access to a victim's money, all starting with what would seem like a simple phone call.
"The scammers indicate there is an immediate financial need for an attorney. The scammers share limited details but state they will send a personal courier to come get the cash. Feeling overwhelmed the victim(s) gives the money away."
Some of the scenarios scammers have tried to use in this area include:
They recommend that if you end up in a situation like this, or have questions, always call the authorities first.