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Danville PD warns of phone scams

Original post made on Jan 8, 2013

Police said the Danville area has experienced a rash of telephone scam calls recently. In many of the cases, the victim is called by someone claiming they are calling on behalf of a loved one or acquaintance. The scammer will claim that their loved one is in some sort of trouble, then will say the victim is named as someone who would help.

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Comments (3)

Posted by Bill, a resident of Danville
on Jan 8, 2013 at 7:47 am

Why does anyone answer their phone live any more, unless the incoming # is recognizable? Let all your calls go to voicemail and return the important ones. If you pick up your phone and end up on the line with a telemarketer or a scammer, you pretty much asked for it.

Posted by Old Fool, a resident of Blackhawk
on Jan 8, 2013 at 8:16 am

Wait ... so I DIDN'T just bail-out Cindy Crawford?!
And, and ... she's NOT on her way here to express her full, complete and voluptuous gratitude for my generosity?!!
I feel so USED!

Posted by sponge_bob_roundpants, a resident of Danville
on Jan 15, 2013 at 11:13 am

seriously. This has been going on for years. I think our PD has too much time on its hands, even though they're very busy parking empty police cars all over town.

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