The Scams

Grandchild in distress

The victim gets a phone call from someone who states that they are a friend of the victim’s…

Impostor

One or two men knock on your door and say they are from the water company, electric company,…

The Pigeon Drop

This is a scam where the victim is approached by someone who claims to have found a large amount of money…

bank examiner

The victim gets a call from someone claiming to be an official from their bank or an FBI Agent…

Police Officer Stop By

This scam is generally perpetrated on the victim of a pigeon drop. The suspects will to go the victim’s…

Telemarketing
& Mail Fraud

A senior citizen is contacted by telephone and harrassed into sending large sums…

home invasion

The persons who commit these crimes are almost always two or three females.  One will knock…

Sweetheart Swindle/take over

This is often perpetrated on males but can be done on either sex.  The victim is approached…

faith healers/fortune tellers/psychics

The victim is told that they can be cured for a large sum of money, which is ceremoniously…

South African Handkerchief Switch

The victim is approached, perhaps in a supermarket parking lot, by a well-dressed individual…