Ocala Utility Services scam

Ocala Utility Services scam

Ocala, Florida – Ocala Utility Services (OUS) has issued a warning to its customers about a bill payment scam that is targeting utility customers. The scam targets both business and residential customers. The scam Someone calls and states that if the individual or business does not pay their electric bill immediately that the electric would […]

Attention Walmart shoppers; beware of self checkout kiosks

Attention Walmart shoppers; beware of self checkout kiosks

Consumers who shop at Walmart should pay extra close attention when using a self checkout kiosk. Too often people rely on the capability and accuracy of technology; essentially making the human brain lazy when it comes to numbers & more specifically, numbers involving cash transactions. Customers often times use self checkout due to the extremely […]

Home improvement scams on the rise

Home improvement scams on the rise

  Marion County — Residents should beware of traveling “home improvement” contractors looking to scam you out of your money. The con artists are targeting Central Florida residents, and often prey on the elderly. The frequency of these types of scams will increase as the weather begins to warm up. Here’s how the scams work: […]

Door-to-door meat sale scam

Door-to-door meat sale scam

  Ocala, Florida — Residents should beware of door-to-door salesmen offering meats for sale, or offering to take orders for meat to be delivered. The scam or sales pitch goes something like this: A “salesman” will come to your door and say he or she is from a local food service delivering meat to a […]

Orlando medical alert company scammed seniors out of millions

Orlando medical alert company scammed seniors out of millions

  Orlando, Florida — At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Florida Attorney General, a U.S. district court has temporarily halted and frozen the assets of an Orlando-based operation that used pre-recorded telephone calls, commonly known as ‘robocalls’, to pitch purportedly “free” medical alert devices to senior citizens by […]

Beware Of Ocala Electric Utility Scams

Beware Of Ocala Electric Utility Scams

  Ocala, Florida — Ocala Electric Utilities customers have recently been targeted with fraud calls. OPD has taken one report report ; where that customer was taken for $500. However OEU says they have received several calls from customers in regards to fraud. The scam is: customers are told to pay $500 using a pre-paid […]

Craigslist scams on the rise

Craigslist scams on the rise

If you are someone that enjoys the ease of advertising items for sale on Craigslist you should be aware of the possible scams that are lurking involving prospective buyers of your merchandise. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office has been experiencing an increase of reported fraudulent activity through Craigslist ads. The scam works as follows:   […]