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.