Cons, Frauds and Scams

The following is information on current and past fraud scams. Current information can also be heard in a recorded message on our Fraud Alert Hotline at (480) 644-2345. There are hundreds of variations on any scam, truly too many to post them all here. Just remember not to give out any personal information to someone who calls you and verify their story by looking up the number and calling the business yourself. If it doesn't feel right, it's probably a scam.

If it seems to good to be probably is.



If you have been a victim of fraud, please call the Mesa Police Department at (480) 644-2211 to report it, or you can contact the Arizona Attorney General's Consumer Information and Complaints line at 602-542-5763.

If you would like further information on fraud schemes and scams check out our brochures on the subject or call (480) 644-5014.

In addition to the Better Business Bureau central web site (, the following web sites offer information on disaster preparedness, drug/health remedies, mail safety and other terrorism-related subjects.

Do Not Call Registry: To sign up for this list and stop unwanted telemarketing phone calls, call 1-888-382-1222 or go to

Federal Consumer Information Center --

Center for Disease Control --

U.S. Food & Drug Administration --

U.S. Postal Service --

Federal Trade Commission --

American Red Cross -- 



Mesa Police Department
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211