Contact: Alfonso Zavala, Lt. Darren Simmons, or Deputy Roxanne Meyer
Phone: (928) 783-4427
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4:00 PM, September 24, 2013



Scam Alerts

 

Location of Incident: Yuma County, AZ


Recently, the Sheriff’s Office has seen an increase in the calls for service involving scams in Yuma County. In effort to educate the public in order to prevent citizens from being scammed, the Sheriff’s Office has added a “Scam Alerts” section to its official website.  

Scams target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels. Scammers play on our emotions and generosity. They succeed by being clever, calculating, and often cruel. They often combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. They add new twists to old schemes and pressure people to make important decisions on the spot. But they also succeed because their victims have not been forewarned.

The best way to protect yourself against a scam is to be informed. With that in mind, we have included information on current scams as well as links for tips and resources to protect yourself. If you believe that you have fallen victim to a scam, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

For more information please visit www.yumacountysheriff.org/news-scams.html

The site will be updated periodically on scams that are affecting Yuma County. 
Information Released By: Alfonso Zavala, PIO