In the scam, the caller claims to be a sheriff’s deputy who advises his victims they have unpaid fines from the IRS for failing to report for jury duty.
An older person gets a call from someone who sounds like they could be a relative, saying they’re in trouble and need them to wire money to help.
Contact U.S. Marshals Service if you feel you’ve been targeted
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In St. Louis, Frank Absher got a call saying he was about to be awarded a federal grant of about $3,000.
Sixteen Missourians, looking for a big return on their investment, are now hoping to get their money back from the scammers who have probably already spent it.
Secretary of State Jason Kander shut down a St. Charles County-based scheme that took in more than $725,000 from 16 Missourians.
The Clinton County Illinois Sheriff is warning residents to be on the lookout for people preying on the elderly.
Attorney General Chris Koster says his consumer protection hotline has received several reports of phone callers claiming to be from a power company and demanding money to avoid disconnecting their service.
The scam artist pretended to be from the Archdiocese of St. Louis and asked people if they would like to donate to Typhoon Haiyan relief.