Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pocatello Gets Slammed With Scams

Pocatello has been bombarded with a run of scam phone calls, emails and letters lately. Over the last few months, 47 Pocatello residents reported being victims of various scams stemming from random contact through the mail, phone or Internet, said Dianne Brush with the Pocatello Police Department.Most victims sent money or gave out account information to scammers, and unfortunately that money becomes almost impossible to recover, Brush said. The latest scams are targeting college students and the elderly, and involve false claims about Medicare and education grants, she said.