Haxtun Police Dept. warns residents of on-going telephone scams
April 7, 2021
The Haxtun Police Department has seen a spike in fraud and scam reports in the area and Police Chief Tanya Mayhew reminds community members to be vigilant in giving out personal information. Lately, the department has seen a spike in unemployment fraud and other scam operations claiming to be Amazon and Microsoft.
Mayhew said that recently, someone is calling residents, stating that there is a problem or a new charge on an account such as Amazon or Microsoft. The caller is asking for access to the owner’s computer to assist with resolving the issue. Once into the computer, the caller...