Fremont Police See Increase in Scams

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Fremont police are again warning residents to be wary of scams that often target the elderly and those on a fixed income.

Police say there's an increase in the number of scams reported to the department. The offers often come via mail, email or a pitch over the phone.

Potential victims have been told they've won sweepstakes or have a long-lost relative who left them millions. Lt. Shane Wimer says swindlers always want something of value in return -- bank account or credit card numbers.

Wimer urges people who get such an offer to suspect a scam, don't give out personal information and use common sense. He says if you didn't enter a sweepstakes or never heard of the long-lost relative, it's a scam.


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