4:12 pm
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Opinion / Letters
  Arts / Entertainment
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  DJ Designers
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
Resident targeted in phony IRS agent scam
April 23, 2014, 05:00 AM

South San Francisco police are seeking a suspect who tried to defraud a resident earlier this month using a “Green Dot” payment card scam.

On April 10, the suspect called a resident in the 100 block of Longford Drive and identified himself as an Internal Revenue Service agent, police said.

He asked her to transfer more than $1,000 via “Green Dot” cards to pay a delinquent tax bill.

The resident initially agreed to pay the money, but when she learned of the scam, she did not complete the transaction.

The suspect called again on Friday and left a voicemail identifying himself as an IRS legal representative and requested that the resident call him, according to police.

South San Francisco police have previously warned residents about the scams and are urging people to not send money or provide the callers with any personal information. The scams can be reported to police at (650) 877-8900.



Tags: police, resident, suspect,

Other stories from today:


Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
Return To Archives

Daily Journal Quick Poll
Are you ready for El Niño?

Yes, I've been ready
Not yet, but will be
Not sure
Waiting patiently
Not at all


San Mateo Community College District
Boy, 17, killed while walking home from school identified
A 17-year-old pedestrian killed when he was hit by an SUV in Pacifica as he walked home from school ..
Obama, Hollande pledge solidarity against ISIS
WASHINGTON — Pledging solidarity after the Paris attacks, President Barack Obama promised Tuesday ..
Russia confirms its jet was shot down near Turkish border
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane Tuesday — a long-feared crisis in Syri..
More >>  
©2015 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County obituaries