Thursday, 15 February 2024 15:12

Saratoga Springs Police: Beware of Scams

Saratoga Springs Police are warning residents  about a number of recently reported scams. Saratoga Springs Police are warning residents about a number of recently reported scams.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — City police are warning residents that they have been alerted of a frequency of reported scams in Saratoga Springs, some of which have been successful. 

Tips: Scammers will use urgency to lure victims to act right away.  Slow the conversation.  If they claim a loved one is in trouble or injured, try making contact with the loved one directly.  Be wary of suspicious e-mails or computer pop-ups, or people showing up unannounced at your home regarding home repairs.

Also, ask a friend or family member who you trust if the situation seems suspicious.  You can also call your bank or the local police department who are aware of popular scams.

Common scams include: The Grandparent Scam, Tech Support Scam, Government Official Scam, Home Repair Scams.

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