Types of Scams & Prevention

There are many types of scams that have been circulating. People identifying as the IRS, FBI, local “cops” or police. Many of these calls target the elderly. These are some of the most common scams that we see, and tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of a scam. 

FBI Ransomware Scams

Bail Scams

IRS Scams

If you receive a suspicious phone call and feel it is a scam, hang up and take these steps:

  • For IRS scams: Call 1-800-366-4484
  • For all other phone scams: Call 1-888-468-4454

Information on consumer scam alerts can be found on the New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General website: http://goo.gl/S3hQ0q

If you feel you are the victim of a scam in Lebanon, please feel free to call Lebanon Police at (603) 448-1212.