Be wary of the old tax fraud scam.
A local woman advises she received a bogus phone call warning her that she was facing tax fraud charges.
She was given a phone number that is linked to a fraud ring.
Another scheme has someone posing as a retailer who alerts a consumer his or her credit card account has been compromised. The victim is then told to call 911, as well as his or her financial institution, to report the fraud, but when the target hangs up, the person is unaware the call is not disconnected.
Police say the victims are then led to believe they made an outgoing call and are speaking to authorities.
The victims are then told to go to their banking institution to transfer funds into a different account which is supposedly intended to safeguard their funds. The victim has in fact received these instructions from the original fraudster.