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Phone Scam - Weatherford Police Department, August 10, 2011

August 10, 2011 by Anonymous

The Weatherford Police Department has received a complaint from a local senior citizen regarding another phone scam. The complainant said she received a phone call from an individual claiming to be with Publisher’s Clearing House. The caller told the complainant that she had won the grand prize of several millions of dollars and they would be delivering a check to her residence. The citizen was able to recognize this for what it was - another scam before giving any personal information to the caller. The prefix given on the caller ID showed to be 876, which is an area code for Jamaica or the Caribbean.

Some tips to remember:

• Never give personal information to anyone who has contacted you by phone and solicited the information. Advise them you will contact the agency yourself from a phone number you obtain yourself.
• Remember that phone numbers can deceive. Internet technology allows con artists to disguise their area code so it looks like they’re calling from your local area. But they could be calling from anywhere in the world.
• To file a complaint or find additional information on foreign scams, visit ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP.

“These criminals are very clever and use ingenious methods to get your personal information,” stated Cpl Wendy Field,” Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.”

The Weatherford Police Department is dedicated to keeping the citizens of Weatherford up to date on the most recent scams. If you have been contacted by phone with what you believe is a scam or feel like you may be a victim of a scam, please report that to your local authorities.

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Sports Calendar

Wednesday, September 17

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Lipan Meet, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 18

  • AHS JV at Crowley, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall, Weatherford 9th grade center

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Harvest Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

  • AHS at Cleburne;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Harvest Christian Academy at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Keller Central 9th grade Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Marcus II Invitational, Westlake Park in Hickory Creek, Texas 75065, 7:30 a.m.

Monday, September 22

  • Week of Sept. 22, Aledo Middle School at Burleson Hughes

Tuesday, September 23

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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