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December 5, 2016

Press Release / Vermont State Police - Rutland / Phone Scams / Rutland County

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

Numerous Phone Scams

           

TROOPER: Quenneville                                       

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: 802-773-9101

 

LOCATION: Rutland County

 

Troopers from the Rutland Barracks have taken numerous complaints regarding phone scams in the past several months. These scams have involved friends or loved ones who have allegedly been arrested for DUI in another state or country, and always require the victim to wire money immediately.  Other scams have involved sweepstakes winnings or a prize, and the victim only needs to pay taxes on the winnings, again by wiring money. Please visit the Federal Trade Commission website at: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts for tips to avoid scams.