Northern York County Regional Police are advising the public of a number of possible scams in the area after three residents received calls from scammers.
A Paradise Township resident told officers someone with a Jamaican telephone number called saying she won prizes but in order to receive the prizes, she had to wire money to cover taxes, police said.
In another incident, a female caller with a thick Middle Eastern accent and claiming to work for Microsoft told a Franklin Township resident that the resident's computer was saving information to an offsite location. The caller, from New York City, tried to convince the resident to allow her remote access to the computer to fix the purported problem, police said.
In the third incident, a caller claiming to be from "National Bank" requested personal and financial information from a Manchester Township resident so that she could receive $1,000 for paying her bills on time, police said.
All the potential victims realized the calls were scams and contacted police.
Residents should promptly report such calls and other scams to their local police departments.