Scams & Cons

Equally as important as the investigation and prosecution of those who commit financial crimes is the education and awareness that the Merced Police Department provides to those who may potentially become victims. In an effort to educate the public and raise awareness, the Merced Police Department has comprised a list of known "Scams & Cons". This is not meant to be a complete list of all crimes, but to provide an insight into the sophistication of criminals today.