ONEONTA – Be on high alert for phone scams that have bilked nearly $70,000 out of unsuspecting Otsego County residents so far this year, advises Trooper Aga Dembinska, Troop C public information officer.
In a press release, police warn that the following scams have been reported to Troop C:
ONEONTA – State Police at Oneonta are warning the public of another phone scam.
In the scam, the person who receives the call says his or her son was involved in an accident; to keep him out of jail, they must immediately obtain Google pre-paid cards and give them a code.
PHONE SCAM IN PROGRESS
State Police at Troop C are warning residents of a phone scam where the caller claims to be with NYSEG and threatens to cut off service.
Troopers have received several calls from businesspeople, who report callers demanding immediately payment using a prepaid debit card, or service will be cut.