If someone calls you and gives you a reason why you should wire them money, be wary.
The Cortland County Sheriff’s Department reports it is investigating several phone scams:
- One is that your relative is in jail and needs bail money
- Another is a loved one is kidnapped and you need to pay the ransom
Don’t give out personal information or even confirm your identity unless you know the person.
Sgt. Stacy Billings suggests if you think you’re being scammed or have questions, contact your local authorities.