Park City police told of a range of scams, fraudulent activity
The Park City Police Department last week received at least four reports involving complaints about suspected scams or other sorts of fraudulent activity, cases that did not appear to be related but illustrate the range of avenues someone with ill intent can choose.
The cases included:
• on Wednesday, April 24 at 1:49 p.m., someone told the police a bank “fraudulently” took $2,000. The case was logged on Park Avenue, but it was not clear from public police logs whether the person’s address or the bank is on Park Avenue.
• on April 24 at 1:26 a.m., the police received a complaint that someone’s wireless account “got hacked into.” The person told the police someone ordered four phones on the account. The case was reported on Cooke Drive.
• on Tuesday, April 23 at 2:45 p.m., someone on Lucky John Drive reported receiving a phone call that was described as a scam. The person told the police they did not provide the caller money. Public police logs did not provide details about what prompted the person to describe the call as a scam.
• on April 23 at 12:04 p.m., someone on Park Avenue reported a possible scam over the phone involving rebates on goods. There was concern bank account information had been provided.
The Police Department occasionally receives reports of suspected frauds. The department, notably, has fielded repeated complaints about scams involving rentals.
The state Division of Consumer Protection offers broad information about scams it has investigated.
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