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Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Police report more victims of sophisticated phone scams

San Marcos police and utility officials are warning residents of a telephone scam in which a man called two elderly San Marcos residents over the weekend and demanded payment by gift card for supposed past-due utility bills, threatening to turn off their electricity.

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Resident bilked out of $1K in phone scam

San Marcos police are investigating a telephone scam in which five residents were called by a man purporting to represent the sheriff’s office and threatening them with arrest if they didn’t settle a warrant by paying him...

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

City warns of tree-trimming scam

The city of San Marcos is warning residents about a scam in which men who claimed to be tree subcontractors with the city then burglarized a home on Old Ranch Road 12.