Stories tagged with: scam

June 13, 2013 - 5:01pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

"You are late on your payments and law enforcement will get involved," is a familiar message scam artists have been using on victims in Muskingum County.

The Zanesville Police Department says that they have received notification that scammers are using their name to extort money from unsuspecting people. Police Chief, Eric Lambes says this isn't possible for the department because it's not in their jurisdiction.

"The police department does not get involved in any...

October 19, 2012 - 8:26am
1 year 37 weeks ago

Heath Police warn of a possible scam taking place in the area.

Authorities said a subject, who identified himself as a bank investigator or law enforcement officer, contacted a customer who had an account with a local bank. The suspect told the customer he was investigating a possible fraud and asked the customer to withdraw money from their account and take the money to a nearby location to turn it over.

The victim met the suspect who's described as a white male in his 60's or...

April 13, 2012 - 7:18pm
2 years 12 weeks ago

A new warning for seniors about a possible scam involving the Meals on Wheels program at the Muskingum County Center for Seniors.

On Friday, Sheriff Matt Lutz received a report that a recipient of the meal delivery program in the Duncan Falls area was approached by a person asking for money for the operation.

According to Debi Smith, of the center for seniors, this person was not affiliated with the the Center for Seniors, and said the center does not solicit money for the Meals...

June 22, 2010 - 6:02pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

If you are on Medicare, listen up. WHIZ has tips on how to protect yourself from someone who may be trying to take your money.

Starting this week, senior citizens who have fallen into the Medicare "donut hole" will begin to receive $250 checks making them easy targets for scammers. The checks require no action for those receiving them and do not require applications.

"The individuals do not need to do anything at all. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid...

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