The Collier County Sheriff’s Office wants the community to be aware of telephone scams and know what can be done to avoid falling victim to them.
2) The caller claims to be a collection agent or law enforcement officer and demands payment or else a warrant for arrest will be issued. The caller asks for money to be sent as described above, or may request a credit card number over the phone. Do not comply. Law enforcement will never call and ask you to pay money in order to avoid arrest. If you owe a collection company, call them and verify that a representative called to collect money.
3) A caller claims to be a computer technician and says he needs your computer’s IP address to fix your computer. Do not provide this information. If you allow the caller to access your computer, he can obtain much of your personal information and steal your identity. Nobody knows your computer is having issues unless you report an issue first.