Breaking News:


Online Poll

Where should the city install parking meters?

Sponsored By:

Tlaquepaque Village

Crash on 89A stops southbound traffic entering Cottonwood

Crash on 89A stops southbound traffic entering Cottonwood

A major accident just past Rocking Chair Ranch Road at State Route 89A halted southbound traffic entering Cottonwood for several hours Wednesday afternoon. Drivers were diverted to the Mingus Avenue Extention,...

A woman recently saw through a Jamaican scam artists attempts to swindle her out of $809. A neighborhood watch program member contacted the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, Feb. 11, regarding telephone fraud.

A fraudulent check for $2.5 million is included in a packet of material sent to a woman who received a telephone call from a scammer. Luckily, the woman recognized the stunt before sending the man the money he asked for.The woman had just received a phone call from someone who announced she had won a $2.5 million lottery prize. The suspect requested and was allowed to send her documents by email containing instructions on claiming the prize. The suspect promised a follow-up phone call soon after to complete the arrangements.

The woman quickly received an email with two letters attached, one with an IRS letterhead and the other purportedly from Bank of America. In the correspondence, the “winner” was required to pay an insurance fee of $559 plus a processing fee of $250 before she could access the $2.5 million in winnings.

For the full story, see the Friday, Feb. 15, edition of the Sedona Red Rock News.

Leave your comments

terms and condition.

People in this conversation

  • ed

    This is not news. This is what is known as an 'advance fee scam'. It's been around for a couple of centuries. Similat to the 'Nigerian 419' scam. Fortunately she had the good sense not to fall for it.

Other Headlines

City website to get a face-lift
City website to get a face-lift

As technology continues to advance, there are more and more ways for people to access the Internet.  [ ... ]

Study ranks Arizona as one of the worst states for...
Study ranks Arizona as one of the worst states for teachers

According to a WalletHub, an online personal finance information clearinghouse, Arizona is once agai [ ... ]

More News

Latest Sports

Four local trails to be added around Bell Rock, Crossing

Four local trails to be added around Bell Rock, Crossing

Local work crews will begin work in November on more than four miles of new trails around Upper Red Rock Crossing and between Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, according to...

Sedona Weather

Partly cloudy


Sedona, AZ

Humidity: 15%
Wind: N at 0 mph
57°F / 88°F
Partly cloudy
59°F / 84°F
PM Thunderstorms
57°F / 75°F

Sedona Gas Prices

Lowest Gas Prices in Sedona
Sedona Gas Prices provided by