This scam alert from the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office:
Law enforcement and Better Business Bureau reports that the call sounds something like this:
“You have a collect call from an inmate at the Such-and-Such Jail, if you do not wish to accept this call press 1 and hang up.”
What is the scam? [...]
An old scam is resurfacing in Missoula – the call to grandparents telling them, say, “This is your grandson. I’m in trouble. Please send money. Don’t tell my Dad; he’ll get mad.”
Three of my friends got a call in the last few month’s and two of them fell for the scam. One [...]
You arrive at your hotel and check in, giving them your credit card for all the charges to your room. Later someone calls the front desk and asked for: example Room 620 (which happens to be your room).
Your room phone rings, you answer and the person on the other end says [...]
How to protect your identity when your cards go missing:
Make photocopies of the front and back of every card you keep in your wallet – your driver’s license, credit and insurance cards, even video rental memberships and library cards.
Having copies at home or in your hotel room safe while traveling or [...]