STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Redding Police warn city about phone scams

The City of Redding Police Department would like to remind citizens about phone scams which are often used to prey on the elderly citizens of our community.

Posted: Jan. 23, 2018 2:58 PM

The City of Redding Police Department would like to remind citizens about phone scams which are often used to prey on the elderly citizens of our community.

Recently, several citizens have fallen victim to this scam. Typically, an unknown person will call the victim claiming to be a distant relative or an “attorney”. The suspect will claim a relative of theirs has been arrested and request bail money be sent to them. Sometimes the suspect will request funds be sent via wire transfers, check, or by the purchase of gift cards. The phone numbers used by the suspects are usually out of the country or return as disconnected numbers.

Please beware this is a scam! If you receive a call from a phone number that you do not recognize, please be cautious. Giving out any personal information over the phone, such as bank account information and purchasing gift cards for an unknown person is highly discouraged by the Redding Police Department.

Article Comments

Chico
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 59°
Oroville
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 61°
Paradise
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 59°
Chester
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 36°
Red Bluff
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 54°
Willows
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 59°
Wet weather returns this week!
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events