Last Month P.G. residents were getting calls saying they had won a sweepstakes and to send “processing fees”. This month they are getting calls again, now from a phony government agent that is again asking for processing fees. Why is it that P.G. is always the target? Do the thieves go out and look for areas of rich white Democrats?
Pacific Grove Police are warning resident to beware of a telephone scam that has already hit some residents of the Central Coast. Pacific Grove Police commander, Tom Uretsky, says the call starts with a caller clamming to be an agent with the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security. The “Agent” then tells the victim that they have received cash funds from the arrest of seven people who were attempting to defraud others.
The “Agent” then explains that they would like to send out a certified cashiers check to the victim that was recovered in his/her name for 8.5 million dollars. The scammer then informs the victim that he/she needs to pay a recovery fee of $1,450.00 made payable to the Merchant Bank of Jamaica. The scammer tells the victim that they need to wire or send a money gram to an address overseas to Jamaica.