Cattaraugus County Sheriff Alerts Public To Phone Scam

News from Sheriff's Office, Posted on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 3:39pm

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public to a phone scam that is generating in the Cattaraugus County Area.  Residents (primarily targeting grandmothers) are receiving phone calls from jails/police agency informing the elderly they have a loved one who needs money wired to release them from jail/custody.  Residents may be asked for personal information to include personal identification, debit and credit card information, social security numbers, address information and more.

Unique to this scam it is mainly targeting grandmothers and requesting they wire money.  Residents are reminded to never give out any personal information over the telephone. 

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