SCAM ALERT Telemarketing Fraud

TYPICAL SCAM:

Mr. Jones answered his phone one Sunday afternoon and was greeted by an excited young woman who informed him he was the newest winner of the "Sunny Breeze" all expenses paid vacation package. The friendly voice assured him that he could have his choice of several tropical paradises for only a small "fee" of $200.00 to cover "taxes." As a bonus, if he paid immediately by credit card, the vacation package would be delivered within just a few days. Mr. Jones was so excited about the prospect of taking his wife on a long deserved vacation that he did not hesitate to furnish the woman with his credit card number and home address for delivery.

TIPS FOR FRAUD PREVENTION:

For more information, or to report a possible scam:

Riverside County C.A.R.E. Program at (909) 791-3446

The C.A.R.E. Program in the Coachella Valley at (760) 836-1606

The National Fraud Information Center at 1-800-876-7060

or Your Local Law Enforcement Agency or the FBI

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