Fresno Airport Cautions on Family Emergency Scam
The Fresno Airport has been advised of a Family Emergency Scam involving scammers posing as a relative or friend contacting individuals urging them to wire money immediately for help with an emergency situation.
Scammers pose as a relative or friend claiming they are being held by authorities at the Fresno Airport and are in need of a money wire to authorize their release.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, the goal of Family Emergency scams is to trick people in to sending money before they realize it is a scam.
Recommendations for verifying and reporting Family Emergency scams can be found at http://bit.ly/1W9MHbR
Scammers may pose as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge you to wire money immediately. They’ll say they need cash to help with an emergency — like getting out of jail, paying a hospital bill, or needing to leave a foreign country. Their goal is to trick you into sending money…