Be Wary of Scams and Frauds
Con artists are constantly thinking up new ways to steal your money.
It is important to recognize the danger signs of scams and frauds. Citizens should always be wary of any requests to wire money, any promises that you can borrow, win or make money easily as long as you pay a fee in advance, any tactics that use intimidation or pressure to make you act immediately or any scenarios in which someone wants to give you a check or money order and asks you to send money somewhere in return.
Citizens should never give out personal information over telephone such as your social security, your birth date, your credit card number or your bank PIN number code unless you initiated the call. As the saying goes, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.”
There are several on going scams and cons currently taking place in San Juan County, NM. This is not a complete list of scams and cons. Unfortunately, Con artists are constantly thinking up new ways to steal your money. If you know of a new or current scam happening within San Juan County, NM, that we should add to our list please let us know.
To view a description of the scam simply click on the title.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE A VICTIM OF A CON OR SCAM
• Immediately make a report with your local law enforcement agency.
• Give the investigator assigned to your case as detailed a description of the suspect and any vehicles used as possible.
• Closely monitor your bank account(s) activity and credit report for any unauthorized transactions or new accounts opened, if the suspect obtained your personal identification.
For more information on current Scams & Frauds please click on any of the following links:
- FBI Common Fraud Schemes
- FBI E-scams & Warnings
- Top 10 Scams Targeting Seniors*
- Looks to Good to be True
*National Council on Aging