Sunday, October 25, 2015

Pella Police Department Warns Residents About Telephone Scams

The Pella Police Department is warning local residents of several ongoing nationwide telephone-based scams targeting citizens in the community. Since the second week of October, the PD received several reports of scams which primarily target the elderly. The two most common types they have seen are a relative in trouble, and owed taxes or money. They say more than $40,000 worth of fraud has been attempted by the scammers.

Police remind the public that no matter how insistent the caller is, always investigate the circumstances prior to making any payments or sharing personal information. They say the likelihood of recovering money after releasing it in a scam is highly unlikely.