Chillicothe Police – Scams & Elder Scams

The Chillicothe Police Department has received numerous reports of scams over the past few weeks.  They remind area residents, the best way to handle a scam call is to hang up. Many of the scams are targeting the elderly.  Some of the common scams include:  Romance scam, Tech support scams, Grandparent scams, Government impersonation scams, Sweepstakes/charity/lottery scams, Home repair scams, […]

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IRS Warns Of Scams

If for any reason the Internal Revenue Service wants to contact you, you can expect that first contact to be made through the US Postal Service.   Micheal Devine from the IRS says it is highly unlikely the IRS would contact you initially in any other manner. Devine says if you get an email claiming to be from the IRS, that […]

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Stimulus Payments Could Bring Out Scammers

The Chillicothe Police Department reminds area residents to be mindful of scams and attempted scams. The Federal Government will soon begin issuing stimulus payments to Americans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chillicothe Police Department anticipates this will lead to opportunistic scammers.  The Treasury Department and IRS will NEVER call anybody asking for banking information to get your […]

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City and County Investigating SCAMS

Chillicothe Police investigated an attempted scam Thursday.   The reported scam occurred at local banking facility where a subject cashed a check that had been issued to the subject as payment for an item, but the check was made out for more than the purchase price. The subject was to cash the check, keep her payment and send the remainder to […]

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