Police warn public about aggressive phone scam

Posted at 4:14 PM, May 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-10 18:14:06-04

WEST WENDOVER, Nevada – Police are warning residents about a phone scam targeting a wide area.

Police say the scammers are attempting to convince people to buy prepaid credit cards, usually in the amount of $495. The cards are found at grocery stores and convenience stores. When the victims purchase them, they are then instructed to call the non-existent company with the credit card information.

The scam involves a reported prize of two million dollars and a new luxury car. The victims are told the $495 is for processing and shipping of the prizes.

Victims have also reported that the scammers are relentless, calling often and sometimes verbally aggressive or even threatening.

The caller ID displays a non-traceable number. Anyone receiving these calls is advised not to give out personal information and tell the scammer you are reporting the incident to your law enforcement.

The West Wendover Police Department is investigating the scam.