Friday, November 21, 2014

SNOHOMISH COUNTY- Warrant Scam is Baaaaack

Yesterday, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release that it has received four complaints from citizens about receiving warrant scam phone calls. The Sheriff’s Office reminds all of us that no Sheriff’s Office employee, or county employee for that matter, will call and request payment over the phone. Nor will a deputy call to warn that they are on their way to make an arrest.

For more information, go to:

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office:

Also, other scams that have been reported previously are still making the rounds. Recently, residents of Gold Creek have reported receiving IRS scam and Microsoft scam phone calls.

In the IRS scam, someone calls or emails, and claims that you owe money to the IRS, and demands immediate payment via a prepaid card. Hang up if you receive a call from an IRS scammer.

In the Microsoft scam, someone calls, claiming to be from Microsoft tech support, and says that they have detected a virus on your computer. They want access to your computer to “fix” the problem. DO NOT allow them access to your computer, hang up. Microsoft does not call computer users about computer viruses.



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