FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (ICSO press release, PIO Carma Roper)
Over the weekend the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received notice of a phone scam that is apparently targeting seniors. The caller states that a “caring relative” has purchased a lifeline phone, but in order to install it a physical address is needed. The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office is reminding seniors and caregivers not to give out personal information over the phone. If you believe you have been targeted by a phone scam please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (760) 878-0383 and report the incident.
For information on how to avoid scams that target seniors, visit the National Center for Aging website at www.ncoa.org/SavvySeniors.