The Grand Junction Police Department is alerting the community to a growing number of fraudulent activities targeting innocent individuals. The GJPD wants to raise awareness and provide guidance on how to identify and protect oneself from financial scams that can have devastating consequences.
The Grand Junction Police Department continues to receive reports of victims falling prey to financial scams. These scams take various forms, including phishing emails, fraudulent software updates, identity theft and more. Each year, millions of Americans fall victim to some type of financial fraud, losing significant amounts of money. Scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their tactics, working in teams, and creating a sense of urgency, making it crucial for everyone to remain vigilant and informed.
Common Types of Financial Scams
To protect yourself from financial scams, consider the following precautions:
If you believe you’ve fallen victim to a financial scam, it is essential to report it immediately to your banking institution. Citizens who fall victim to any financial scams may report them to https://www.ic3.gov or https://www.ftc.gov.
The Grand Junction Police Department is committed to spreading awareness and offering support to those affected by financial scams. The GJPD will be planning to host a number of public safety presentations, specifically for our area seniors. Those dates and times will be announced at a later date.