Get to know Roseville police — fraud, scam, identify theft

Scammers are heartless. They use threatening tactics, warning that a federal agent or police officer is on the way to arrest the targeted victim or that a loved one will be sent to prison. They even go through obituaries to get enough information to fool a grieving family member.

Some of the recent scams that the Roseville police have seen lately include: An IRS call demanding immediate payment for a tax bill; a police officer calling to say they have a warrant for your arrest and demand money for bail; notification that your insurance policy is about to lapse because of an unpaid premium; a call from a “grandchild” saying he is in trouble and asking the grandparents to send money.

The Roseville Police Department will help you keep your hard-earned money. Join them on March 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Roseville Skating Center for a free class to learn how to spot a scam and what to do if you believe you’ve been a victim. Open to residents 18 years and older or those 15-to-17 years old with parent or guardian. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Registration is not required, but the city appreciates an RSVP for planning purposes. Contact community relations coordinator Corey Yunke at corey.yunke@cityofroseville.com or 651-792-7209 for more information or to RSVP.

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