Deputies warn against over-the-phone money wiring scams
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies are warning area residents to be on the lookout for a scam asking people to wire money via Western Union.
According to a crime alert sent out Thursday afternoon, at least one person has called multiple people and told them various stories on why they need money wired to them.
Deputies are urging people who do get these phone calls to get as much information as possible, including a phone number and then call police.
Police have been well aware of these types of scams for a long time, and they are reported frequently. According to the Saline Police Department, between three and four scams involving Western Union are reported every week and twice that number go unreported.
Anyone seeking more information on these scams is encouraged to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office at 734-971-8400.