YORK COUNTY — York County police are warning the community of several scams that are affecting residents.
The Northern York County Regional Police Department reported several incidents including a lottery scam, a computer scam and a banking scam.
A resident of Paradise Township reported receiving a phone call from a lottery company. The company reported that she had won a considerable prize and that all she needed to do was wire them money to cover the taxes, police said. The phone number comes back to Jamaica and the resident identified the call as a scam and called 911, police said.
A resident of Franklin Township reported receiving phone calls from a woman with a middle eastern accent claiming to work for Microsoft. The woman advised that the resident’s computer was saving information to an offsite location that was not authorized, police said. The woman attempted to convince the resident to allow her to access his computer remotely to fix the problem. The phone number the female called from is located in New York City and the resident identified the call as a potential scam and called 911, police said.
A resident of Manchester Township reported receiving a phone call from a subject claiming to be from National Bank requesting personal and financial information from the resident so that she could be awarded $1,000 for paying her bills on time, police said. The phone number the call originated from was unlisted number and the resident recognized the potential scam and called 911, police said.
Residents should promptly report activity like this to their local police department whether or not the resident has lost any money or other items as a result of the scam.