Sheriff warns residents of potential fraud

Robin Humphrey —  Friday, April 6, 2012

Two separate warnings from the Ontario County Sheriff. The first involves attempted fraud.

A West Bloomfield resident reported that a man knocked on his door and said he was there to help fill out Medicare paperwork. The resident told the person he never asked for help and that person left in a cream colored pickup truck. The Ontario county Office for the Aging says Medicare representatives will never come to your home to help with paperwork.

The Sheriff’s Office also received a telemarketing complaint from a Shortsville resident. That person says he got a call from a person claiming to be a deputy sheriff looking for cash donations. Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero says deputies and all other police officers never solicit money over the phone. If you believe you’re a victim of either one of these types of crimes, you’re asked to call the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office at 585-394-4560 or your local law enforcement agency.