The Northern York County Regional Police Department is warning residents about scams in the area.
- A Paradise Township resident said she received a phone call from a lottery company. She was told that she had won a considerable prize and that all she needed to do was wire them money to cover the taxes. The phone number comes back to Jamaica. The resident identified the call as a scam and called 911.
- A Franklin Township resident received calls from a woman claiming to work for Microsoft. She said the resident’s home computer was saving information to an offsite location that was not authorized. The woman, who spoke with a Middle Eastern accent, tried to talk the resident into granting access to the computer to fix the problem. The phone number the female called from is located in New York City. The resident identified the call as a potential scam and called 911.
- A resident of Manchester Township reported receiving a phone call from a subject claiming to be from National Bank. The subject requested personal and financial information from the resident so that she could be awarded $1000.00 for paying her bills on time. The phone number the call originated from was unlisted and the resident recognized the potential scam and called 911.
Residents should promptly report activity like this to their local police department whether or not the resident has lost any money or other items as a result of the scam.