Beware of Telephone Fraud Schemes

The Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station has an important message for the community!

Beware of Telephone Fraud Schemes

You should be very critical of unsolicited telephone calls from phony businesses, banking institutions, foreign countries, or government agencies where promises or threats are made.

Numerous fraud schemes involving mortgage assistance, outstanding tax collection, foreign government assistance, and even to companies promising to return money lost are impacting citizens throughout the county. These scams almost always request money be paid up front for services, or the threat of arrest, eviction or property seizure is made.

***IRS Scams

***Jury Duty: Impersonating Law Enforcement/Courts

***Overdue Bills: Impersonating Utility or Service Providers

***Seniors

***Counterfeit Check Cashing

***Curb Painting

http://www.riversidesheriff.org/crime/fraud.asp