The Battle Ground Police Department is alerting our community’s senior citizens about financial scams and providing tips on how not to become a victim.
Financial fraud can be difficult to recognize and can include identity theft; fake check and wire transfer scams; investment and credit card fraud; and bogus online charitable solicitations.
One clear sign of a scam is the request to wire money. Any time a stranger contacts you by phone call, email, US mail, or in person and asks for money, it’s a con – even if they claim to be a family member.
Following these tips and reminders from the police can prevent you or someone you know from becoming a victim:
If you or someone you know may be a victim of fraud call 911 and report it.