• Phone scam warning from Pacific Grove Police Department

    The Pacific Grove Police department and other local law enforcement agencies have received reports of an attempted phone scam following a similar pattern. Males and/or females with an East Indian (or similar) accident have called the potential victims identifying themselves as officials with the Attorney General, California Highway Patrol, or other law enforcement agencies. The scammers state the victim is a suspect in fraud, tax evasion or other criminal activity and demand money be sent or criminal charges will be filed against them. To date, the Pacific Grove Police Department is not aware of any completion of the scam.

    The Pacific Grove Police Department reminds residents to be aware of this and other potential scams. Personal identifying information such as Social Security numbers, bank account information, or credit card information should not be given to unverified sources over the phone or the Internet.

    If you have any information regarding this type of incident, please contact the Pacific Grove Police Department at 831-648-3143.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on April 2, 2013

    Topics: Front PG News, Police Log


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