Cattaraugus County Sheriff Alerts Public to Phone Scam

News from Sheriff's Office, Posted on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 12:02pm

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public to a phone scam that is generating in the Cattaraugus County Area.  Residents are receiving phone calls from individuals stating that they are from the Federal Government informing tax payers that they have won Federal Grant Monies.  Residents are being instructed to go to aWestern Unionand wire $250.00 in order to receive their grant prize money.

Individuals receiving these calls should never give out personal information or wire any funds.  If you are a victim of this scam, notify your local law enforcement.

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