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Phone Scam - Weatherford Police Department, August 10, 2011

August 10, 2011 by Anonymous

The Weatherford Police Department has received a complaint from a local senior citizen regarding another phone scam. The complainant said she received a phone call from an individual claiming to be with Publisher’s Clearing House. The caller told the complainant that she had won the grand prize of several millions of dollars and they would be delivering a check to her residence. The citizen was able to recognize this for what it was - another scam before giving any personal information to the caller. The prefix given on the caller ID showed to be 876, which is an area code for Jamaica or the Caribbean.

Some tips to remember:

• Never give personal information to anyone who has contacted you by phone and solicited the information. Advise them you will contact the agency yourself from a phone number you obtain yourself.
• Remember that phone numbers can deceive. Internet technology allows con artists to disguise their area code so it looks like they’re calling from your local area. But they could be calling from anywhere in the world.
• To file a complaint or find additional information on foreign scams, visit ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP.

“These criminals are very clever and use ingenious methods to get your personal information,” stated Cpl Wendy Field,” Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.”

The Weatherford Police Department is dedicated to keeping the citizens of Weatherford up to date on the most recent scams. If you have been contacted by phone with what you believe is a scam or feel like you may be a victim of a scam, please report that to your local authorities.

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Sports Calendar

Friday, October 31

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, Football Senior Parent Night, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Newman International, 7:30 p.m. *District Game

Tuesday, November 4

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Wichita Falls Varsity Tournament, Canyon West, 9:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Stephenville Henderson JH at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson JH;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, November 7

  • AHS Varsity at Cleburne, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 14

  • AHS Varsity Girls Black at Texas Girls Classic, Texarkana Country Club through Nov. 15

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