There are numerous types of scams or fraudulent schemes to trick someone to pay for something. There are telephone, mail, in person, email and social media scams. If you suspect that someone is trying to scam you, do not provide them with any information, but collect as much information as you can (e.g. caller identification, name or telephone number, etc.) and report it to you local police department.
Some of the most recent telephone scams are listed below for your reference:
- Protect Yourself When Looking For A Job Online "The Overpayment Scam"
- Telephone Scam Using Simsbury Police Telephone Numbers
- New IRS Scam 2016
- Webster Bank Scam November 2015
- Tax Scams
- Potential Ebola Scams
- EZ Pass Scam
- Chimney Inspection and Repair
- US Treasury Scam
- Demanding Money for Family Member
For information about other scams, visit the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website by clicking here. You can also sign up for e-mail alerts from the FTC on their website.