One has to do with scammers trying to sell cars online, the other is a phone scam reporting an accident claim.
Phone Scam Alert:
On June 18, 2015 the Iron County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a resident who said they received a suspicious phone call from a male individual stating they hit his car, left their phone number, and were now calling back to get their personal information as well as their insurance policy number.
The resident received a second phone call also from a male individual telling them they were over on their cell phone data usage, and requested they pay $250 immediately or their account would go to collections.
We are advising the public to not give any type of personal information over the phone to someone they don’t know.
June 23, 2015 -
The Iron County Sheriff's Office has been notified about a another scam that is going around. This particular scam has to do with online classifieds.
When posting a for sale ad online, the posters have been receiving a pretty generic email asking them for more info about their car as well as asking for a car history report. The scammers are requesting that they use a particular “VIN reporting” website, because it is cheaper then other more "popular websites".
These websites do appear to be legitimate, however the scammers are likely sending you to the particular website to earn referral money based on a affiliate program and have no actual interest in anything you might be selling.
When it comes to purchasing car history reports online, or doing any other business online with unknown people, please be careful and use only reputable agencies.