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Berkley Warns Residents of Phone Scams

January 7th 2017

Berkley Warns Residents of Phone Scams (City of Berkley, Jan. 7, 2017) Berkley, MI – The City of Berkley is alerting residents to the following situations: An entity claims to be calling on behalf of the City of Berkley offering to reduce credit card debt. It appears that the caller may be using phone numbers […]

Bloomfield Twp. Senior Sent over $8,600 to Scam Artist in Jamaica

December 8th 2016

Bloomfield Twp. Senior Sent over $8,600 to Scam Artist in Jamaica (Bloomfield Twp. Police, Dec. 8, 2016) On December 6, officers spoke with an elderly woman from [address withheld by oc115]. She said, starting in early November, she received phone calls from several  people who all claimed to be from Publishers Clearing House and the […]

Sheriff Warns of Fake IRS and Jury Duty Calls

January 28th 2016

Sheriff Warns of Fake IRS and Jury Duty Calls (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 28, 2016) INCIDENT:  10:15 hrs. – Jan. 27, 2016 – Springfield Township – Phone Scam / Impersonating a Deputy – #16-14204 SUMMARY:  The Springfield Township Substation received a phone call from a resident stating that a “Captain Watson” from the Oakland […]

FBI Warns: College Students Targeted for Phone Scams

October 24th 2015

FBI Warns: College Students Targeted for Phone Scams (FBI Press Release, David P. Gelios, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Detroit Division, announced that the FBI is warning consumers to be on alert for a phone scam that primarily targets college students while displaying the FBI’s telephone number on the recipient’s caller ID. The […]