Oro Valley Police Department

Courtesy Oro Valley Police Department

Oro Valley police are warning people to watch out for several scams circulating in the town. 

Police say a scammer sent a Facebook messages claiming a victim had won a cash prizes, which he'd receive if he paid tax money in advance. Another scam solicited money to bail out a relative the scammer said was in jail. A third incident involved a job advertised on Craigslist that required applicants to shell out hundreds of dollars in start-up fees. And another con artist fraudulently falsified information about a house for sale on Zillow and fraudulently asked for money to hold a house for rental.

Police warn you not to give out personal information until you verify they represent a legitimate business. They also advise keeping track of credit information and banking activities to ensure their identity is safe.

If you are being asked to wire money to anyone via on-line sales website, be suspicious and verify the request. Those who come across scams should contact police.

Contact reporter Phil Villarreal at pvillarreal@azstarnet.com or 573-4130.