Stories tagged with: Phone Scam

March 30, 2012 - 3:50pm
3 years 34 weeks ago

A phone scam is targeting consumers in Muskingum County, and several people have already given away their personal information.

Manager of Zane Trace Federal Credit Union Geoff Skal said the thieves send a text message telling the person that his or her debit card has been deactiviated or locked.  He said the message also provides a phone number for the person to call and reactivate the card.

"I called this number and it came back with a computer-generated voice,...

December 2, 2011 - 11:55am
3 years 51 weeks ago

Heath Police ask residents to watch out for a phone scam.

Authorities said that on Wednesday November 30 a resident reported sending $98 to secure a loan from USA Personal Loans after being solicited over the phone.

The resident sent the money through Western Union to Delhi, India. The resident was then told the loan would be sent after a $175 tax was sent.

The resident realized then it was a scam and contacted police.

The investigating officer called the number...

June 7, 2011 - 6:13pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

A series of threats from a tele-marketer have one local woman ready to fight-back.

When Doris Brown received a phone call Monday night, a man claiming to be from a law-firm, told Doris her daughter-in-law was in serious trouble and needed money immediately. Having spent time with her daughter-in-law just last week, Brown said, she knew better.

"He was very threatening to me, about I needed to watch very careful what I said," said Brown...

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