Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Beware of Holiday Scams

Although Mayor John Callahan's single trash hauler was the main event at the West Bethlehem Block Watch on November 26, Officer Joshua Schnalzer offered some good advice as the holiday season approaches. According to Schnalzer, there were 3 vehicle break-ins and one case of vandalism in West Bethlehem in October. But he claimed that the holidays are the "busy season" for police, warning especially about scams.

One possible scam was highlighted by West Bethlehem resident Bill Scheirer. He received a recorded telephone call asking him to press "1" if his security system was inadequate. He did so and got a garbled message.  He believes it's possible that whoever called may just have been collecting data on properties that have inadequate security for a possile burglary down the road.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ummm...sounds a bit high tech, doesn't it?

Bernie O'Hare said...

It does.

Anonymous said...

Bad, Santa.