Phone Scams Continues to Bother US Residents, Police Authorities Cautions

With the continuing problem about phone scams or frauds, more and more people are experiencing bogus phone calls lately. As expected, the Internet reveals various reports and it is important for the readers to become more aware of the situation.

Just like the latest news about phone call scams in California, the Yucaipa police department warns the residents here about those fake individuals who are pretending as callers named Edison, FBI and officials from the San Bernardino Sheriff office, as reported by the abc7.com online.

Based on the investigation of the police authority, the caller ID quickly identifies the caller (as Edison) coming from a particular number who makes scam calls. According to the information, a certain Edison calls a resident to remind about excessive electricity payment and needs to pay the balance. He is calling as a representative from a company, which has no legitimate identity.

The caller instructs the resident victim to buy MoneyPak from any nearby store that offers it.

According to the police, this is a clear fraud transaction and people who live in Yucaipa ought to be aware about Edison who is an expert fraudster.

From the explanations of the investigators about the issue, it is important for the residents to deal with suspicious creditors appropriately. They must inform them that they will make a return call to avoid making a fraud transaction. Afterwards, they need to verify the involved phone number of the company from the monthly bill if it on the list. It is best to contact the fraud division of the exact company if the call is scam.

As for the reported scam involving the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s office, the suspects told the victim about the issued warrant of arrest because of not attending the jury. The suspects likewise informed the victim that the only way to clear the warrant is to compensate the penalty using green dot cards, moneyGram, Western Union or other available wire fund transfers, the reported news added.

In line with this issue, there is also a reported IRS phone scam call that tired to victimize a woman who lives in Ashburn, Virginia. This is the exact reason why the police authorities are warning the residents here to become mindful about these bogus types of IRS calls, as according from the report of patch.com.

Unfortunately, the office of the Loudoun County Sheriff revealed that despite the cautionary measures, this kind of problem manifest repeatedly. As detailed online, the latest scam incident happened at Crescent Park Square last week.

The complaint came from a woman who reside at the 21800 block of the said area and the caller is pretends as an employee of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division. According to the woman, the person who contacted her informed her about the warrant of arrest and must pay the penalty and fees. She can pay using iTunes gift cards as instructed by the fake IRS employee.

On the other hand, the complainant suddenly realized that the call is scam.

With the different types of phone scams in the United States today, it is very important to become more aware when answering the phone. This is necessary to avoid wasting money and keeping the members of the family safer against strangers.