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What is a Bail Bondsman Scam?

Scammers are now using very realistic ways to try and lure you in to give them money or information. The latest scam involves the scammer impersonating a bail bondsman.  This is how they usually go about it...

  1. You receive a phone call from someone claiming that they are a bail bondsman.
  2. This person then informs you that your loved one is in trouble and needs you to post bail.
  3. They then direct you how to send the money or ask for your personal information on the phone.
  4. They might even offer to come to your house to pick up the money.

If you suspect this is happening to you, HANG UP and contact the person who they are claiming has been arrested and/or in trouble.

To avoid falling for ANY scam, NEVER give out your personal information over the phone or through email. Legit businesses and people will not ask you to do this. If anyone ever offers to come to your house to pick up money or gift cards, IT IS A SCAM. If you are questioning whether a phone call, email, or text message is legit or a scam, contact the business or person directly.

For more information on the latest fraud & scams, visit our webpage.

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