Scam Alert

Trenton Police Department warning residents of “Grandparent Scam” and “Emergency Scam”

The Trenton Police Department advises that several residents have recently reported receiving calls involving the “Emergency” or “Grandparent Scam”. An “Emergency Scam” is someone receives a call, email, or social media message from a person claiming to be a family member in distress. The person may claim to have been arrested while traveling overseas or […]

Scam Alert

More scams hit Livingston County

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a scam involving emails and other notifications sent from outside the United States to local citizens. The emails and notifications inform a citizen that the scammer has evidence of him or having an affair and demand a specific amount of money to “destroy evidence” to not make it known. […]

New Medicare Card

Beware scams as new Medicare cards arrive in mailboxes

New Medicare cards are on their way to everyone enrolled in the program. Cards will be mailed automatically and free of charge, however, people should be wary of anyone calling to offer assistance with the cards or to request money or personal information, says Brenda Procter, University of Missouri associate extension professor. “Any time changes […]

Phone Scam

Scams targeting veterans reported in the area

Scams involving veterans have been reported and veterans should be cautious about giving out information. Veterans Service Officer Wayne Kleinschmidt says one scam involves persons posing as Veterans Choice, or veterans accidentally call the wrong number. He advises veterans to only call the number printed on the back of their Veterans Choice card and says […]