Newark Police want to alert the community  of phone, internet, and email scams. Currently, the division of police has seen an increase in phone scams where people are claiming to be from the IRS or with Publishers Clearing House. Do not fall for these false claims. Do not provide personal information via phone or email to anyone soliciting your information. Anyone who receives a call or other communication that is demanding money or personal information should terminate the call or delete the email immediately. If concerned as to the legitimacy of the communication you should contact the police, your bank, or other trusted sources.

Links to recent alerts:

IRS – https://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Scams-Consumer-Alerts

Publishers Clearing House – http://info.pch.com/consumer-information/fraud-protection

Ohio Consumer Council – http://www.occ.ohio.gov/telecom/alerts.shtml