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
true....it 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 (www.bbb.org),
the following web sites offer information on disaster
preparedness, drug/health remedies, mail safety and other
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