Rash of phone and email scams

LOGAN — Logan City Police are reporting a rash of scams over the past several days. Investigators say they have seen two types in the most recent incidents.

Logan Police Assistant Chief Jeff Curtis said the first scam has been an individual that states they are calling about a past due debt. The caller will say they need to be paid in full immediately and will give some outrageous amount that is due.

Curtis said the second scam usually involves a person who states they are a family member or police, and they have been arrested overseas. They then claim to need an outrageous amount of money wired to them.

Curtis said, one victim narrowly escaped sending several thousand dollars to another country.

Police said these scams will either come by phone or e-mail from an acquaintance, who has had their computer hacked into. In some cases the calls and emails have been threatening.

Police are reminding the public that law enforcement agencies and collection institutions do not work this way.

Anyone who receives a call or email that is similar to these scams is asked to call police and report it.

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