Stories tagged with: scam

October 15, 2015 - 9:30am
28 weeks 4 days ago

 Heath Police are investigating a report of someone portraying to be from the Licking County Sheriff's Office. 

Authorities said on October 14, a citizen was called and told they had an arrest warrant for failing to appear for jury duty. The resident was instructed to purchase two rechargeable cards totaling $1,350 and to supply the caller with the numbers.

The citizen was told the money would be entered into the system and would be returned once they appeared for their...

October 23, 2014 - 10:51am
1 year 27 weeks ago
State officials are warning Ohioans about an unclaimed funds scam. The Ohio Department of Commerce says a company is mailing postcards throughout the state asking residents to call and search for unclaimed funds. Callers are then prompted to give their social security number and visit the official website for the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, which officials say makes the search seem legitimate. Officials says the postcards are an attempt to trick recipients into...
October 7, 2014 - 3:54pm
1 year 29 weeks ago

Muskingum County Court Officials are warning the public about a scam.

Clerk of Courts Alma Tennent says someone is calling people claiming that they are from the court and demanding payment for a fine.

She says the caller is trying to obtain credit card information.

Tennent says that you should not give out any information and contact the court immediately at 455-7138
She adds that if possible write down the phone number that appears on your caller ID...

July 15, 2014 - 4:37pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

The Newton Township Fire Chief is warning residents  about a phone scam.

Chief Allen Deaver says an elderly woman was contacted Tuesday by someone asking for money for the Newton Township Fire Department.

The caller asked the woman for her bank account information which she gave to the person.

Deaver says his department is not soliciting funds over the phone.

He says he also received a call from someone saying they were collecting money...

June 13, 2013 - 5:01pm
2 years 46 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
3 years 28 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
4 years 2 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
5 years 45 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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