Beware of increase in 'family emergency' scams
February 17, 2021
San Bernardino County’s Department of Aging & Adult Services is warning of an increase in family emergency scams. Scam predators may contact you by phone, email or text message and impersonate a distant friend or family member claiming to have been in an accident, arrested or hospitalized. To make the story seem legitimate, another scam predator may impersonate a doctor, nurse, lawyer or police officer. If you receive a call like this, never share any personal information, do not follow any links in emails or text messages, and don't send money. If you think you may be a victim of a scam, contact San Bernardino County APS at (877) 565-2020 or your local police department.