– From the Thurston County Sheriff’s News Release:
“The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office has received two reports in the month of November. Both reports were a phone scam targeted at the elderly.”
“A male subject called both victims, saying that he was from the police department and provided a name and rank.”
“The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office would like the public to be aware of this phone scam. As a general rule, if someone is calling you requesting or demanding money and you do not know who they are, assume that it is a scam and hang up. You also should never provide personal information to anyone over the phone to anyone who calls you.
If you receive any phone calls that are requesting money or personal information, please call your local police department or sheriff’s office and file a report.”