The judicial system does not contact people by telephone and ask for personal information such as your Social Security number, date of birth, credit card numbers or other personal information. If you receive one of these telephone calls, do not provide any personal or confidential information to these individuals.
In this scam a resident receives a call from an unknown person who requests that the resident call a specific telephone number to obtain information about an unknown relative who has been involved in a serious accident.
This offense is committed when a con man spots someone out in their yard. He/she approaches the person and then attempts to distract the person’s attention. During this time a 2nd (or 3rd) person then enters the home while the homeowner is distracted and steals valuables such as jewelry or cash.