Category Archives: Scams

Cadiz Police warn of jury duty scam

(July 10, 2012) –  The Cadiz Police Department is asking citizens to be on the alert for a possible jury-duty scam that could compromise personal information of the target. Trigg County Circuit Clerk Pam Perry said her office has received … Continue reading

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Jamaican 1-876 scams

A Trigg County resident has reported to police that she received a telephone call stating she had won money.  In order to collect, she had to give the caller some personal identification information and send in a percentage of the … Continue reading

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WVS Merchandise Basics scam

(February 14, 2012) — The Cadiz Police Department is investigating a scam involving a secret shopper scenario. Victims receive a letter from WVAS Merchandise Basics telling them they have been selected to be a Consumer Service Evaluator (secret shopper) at selected … Continue reading

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IRS Tax Filing Penalty scam

People are getting emails from a source claiming to be from the IRS, and it warns recipients that they have received a penalty for not submitting a tax return by the specified deadline.  It then invites them to click a link to … Continue reading

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Cadiz Police warn of grandparent scam

(February 5, 2012) — The Cadiz Police Department was contacted Friday by a resident who was contacted by someone perpetrating the “grandparent scam”. The grandparent scam is possibly the most widespread senior scam, where the victim receives a call supposedly … Continue reading

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Home Improvement scams

One of the more popular scams that we’ve seen in Cadiz and Trigg County in recent years are the home improvement contractors who often leave your home worse than they found it. They will usually knock on your door with a … Continue reading

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Sweepstakes and lottery scams

There are all kinds of sweepstakes and lottery scams, and most originate in foreign countries.  There is one important thing to keep in mind: FOREIGN LOTTERIES ARE ILLEGAL IN THE UNITED STATES These scams will tell you that you’ve won a … Continue reading

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Facebook scams

Facebook has become the world’s most popular social media web site.  And that means the scammers aren’t far behind. One scam offers a Facebook “dislike button.” This did not exist, but if you clicked on it, they took control of your … Continue reading

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Work at home scams

The nation’s high unemployment rate has given birth to this scam which asks for payment upfront in return for a work at home job. Never agree to send money and contact the Cadiz Police Department if you receive one of … Continue reading

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Phony debt collector scam

In the phony debt collector scam, the suspect claims to be a debt collector from a payday loan company. Often they have information on the victim such as a social security number, credit card or bank information, etc.   The scam artist is … Continue reading

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