A common economic scam is the ransom scam, this crime can have potentially devastating consequences. Pasco Sheriff's Office wants to share ways citizens protect themselves from scams including the Ransom Scam.

Pasco Sheriff’s Office Offers Tips On Economic Ransom Scams

PASCO COUNTY, FL. – A common economic scam is the ransom scam, this crime can have potentially devastating consequences. 

Pasco Sheriff’s Office wants to share ways citizens protect themselves from scams including the Ransom Scam. The scammer will call the victim and claim they are holding a member of the victim’s family captive.

The scammer instructs the victim to transfer ransom money into the scammer’s bank account or they will harm the victim’s family member. The scammers will use tactics to convince the victim their loved one is a hostage, such as using screams and cries in the call.

If you receive a phone call like this, hang up the phone and call the number you have for your relative and verify their safety.

A common economic scam is the ransom scam, this crime can have potentially devastating consequences. 

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