Preventing fraud after natural disasters

October 4, 2017 0

By Justin Lavelle In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, two things are certain: Texans and Floridians will rebuild and repair. Scammers will be lurking, ready to take advantage of victims, their circumstances and the people lending a hand to help. Preventing natural disaster relief scams is possible, [ . . . ]

House call: Scammers target Medicare recipients

August 1, 2017 0

If you have Medicare, scammers are targeting you! The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is getting reports of scammers contacting people in the Grand Valley pretending to call on behalf of Medicare. Don’t fall for it! Representatives from Medicare will never call you—the U.S. government’s preferred form of communication is [ . . . ]

The devil to pay: how overpayment scams work

July 5, 2017 0

Sellers beware—scammers are buying! The latest scam in Mesa County targets people trying to sell their stuff through an ad in the paper, on Craigslist or even on Facebook. How it works Scammers buy the item by sending a check, but the amount is usually hundreds of dollars more than [ . . . ]