Parks Warns of Possible Mail Scam

A possible scam aimed at registered voters is making the rounds in the KCHI area, according to Livingston County Clerk Sherry Parks. She reports that her office has been notified of a mailing that has been sent to certain registered voters of Livingston County. The return address on the envelope says “The Voter Participation Center.” Parks wants to assure the […]

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IRS Warms Of Tax Related Scams

As the tax deadline passes, the scammers are active.  Michael Devine says don’t fall for the scams where you receive a call or email from someone claiming to be from the IRS and demanding payment. Devine says if you get that phone call, hang up.  If you receive an email from the IRS, and it wasn’t expected, delete it. If […]

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Medicare Scams

The Trenton Police Department is getting reports of Medicare Scams in the area.  The department is sharing advice from the Federal Trade Commission on how you should handle the scammers. HANG UP If someone calls claiming to be from Medicare, asking for your Social Security number or bank information to get your new card or new benefits, that’s a scam. […]

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Attempted Scam Of Local Resident

Scammers were nearly successful in targeting a local resident.  The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department reports the intended victim was called by someone claiming the victim’s credit card had been charged nearly $1,200 and conned the victim into allowing the caller to gain access to his computer.  This was supposedly done to allow his computer to be cleaned of whatever virus […]

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Recorder Of Deeds Warns Of SCAM

Livingston County property owners and those around the area may have received a letter offering a copy of their grant deed and property assessment profile for $87.00 or more.  The Livingston County Recorder of Deeds Amy Baker says this is a scam.  Baker says the company with a Jefferson City mailing address has mailed the offer to residents of Livingston […]

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Local Resident Falls Victim To Scammers

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department began an investigation of a scam reported Monday.  A local senior citizen was contacted multiple times and fell for the scam, resulting in a loss of $19,000.  The victim had been told they won the Publishers Clearing House Money and a new vehicle.  The victim sent money three times. Sheriff Steve Cox says the victim […]

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Some Scammers Don’t Quit

Some scammers don’t quit, even once they have your money.  The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a recent scam, where an elderly person lost $300.  Sheriff Steve Cox says this person was notified they had won about $1,000 and they were sent a check.  The person was instructed to deposit the check and send back $300 for […]

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Sheriff Steve Cox Warns Of SCAMS

If you have a phone, you’ve probably received at least one of the various types of scam calls. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox says he hopes no one has fallen prey to the scammer and given out your identity or lost money. Cox says some recent SCAM complaints involve calls claiming to be a major cell phone provider wanting to […]

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IRS – Scam Alerts

As the tax season continues, the IRS reminds us all, that it is also phishing season – that’s phishing with a p h.  The Dirty Dozen of scams is topped by the attempts to get your personal information.  Michael Devine from the IRS says this comes in many forms. Devine says the IRS will make contact with you be sending […]

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