Incident Type: Beware Of Fraudulent Telephone And Mail Financial Fraud Solicitations

The Clovis Police Department asks that the public please be cautious when contacted by phone or mail solicitors about financial schemes promising large amounts of money in exchange for sending money by Western Union or some other money transfer instrument to cover foreign taxes or secure a prize. Most of these fraud schemes are taking place outside of the United States in foreign countries, which makes it very difficult for law enforcement to ever catch the culprits and once the money has been sent by a fraud victim it is most likely unrecoverable.