The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office warn residents that an offer received by the phone, mail or Internet may be too good to be true. According to the website lookstoogoodtobetrue. com, online scams know no national borders or boundaries; they respect no investigative jurisdictions. But, as with all scammers, they have one objective — to separate citizens from their money!
The website advises that hanging up the phone or not responding to shady mailings or e-mails will make it difficult for the scammer to commit fraud.
However, con artists are very persuasive, using all types of excuses, explanations, and offers to lead citizens — and their money — away from common sense.
MCSO recommends visiting lookstoogoodtobetrue. com to find information that will help citizens prevent falling victim to Internet scam artists.
Education, good judgment and a healthy dose of skepticism are the best defenses against becoming a victim.
To report an Internet fraud crime occurring in San Tan Valley, call the Pinal County Sheriff's Office at 1-800-420-8689.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS