Press release - Attempted Fraud

Published 1/21/2011 (all press releases for this day)

Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

PRESS RELEASE

INCIDENT: Attempted Fraud
DATE/TIME: 1/21/11
LOCATION: Oxnard
VICTIM(S): Names Withheld
SUSPECT(S): Unknown
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): N/A
PREPARED BY: Commander Ron Whitney
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Oxnard Police Watch Commander
385-7600

DETAILS:

On 1/21/11, a resident of Oxnard received a phone call from an unknown person saying that the resident had just won a large cash prize from Publishers Clearinghouse. The caller began to ask personal questions of the resident. The resident realized that this was probably a scam, and gave no personal information to the caller.

The police department reminds residents of Oxnard and Ventura County that reputable businesses and organizations do not ask for personal information such as social security numbers, driver license numbers, or credit card numbers over the telephone. Anyone who receives telephone calls of this nature should not divulge any personal information, and should always ask for a call back number to confirm the business and/or organization that is calling prior to doing business.

And remember, if a phone call is too good to be true, it probably is.



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