Advertisement

Police warn about identitiy theft, possible phone scam

May 01, 2006

BOONSBORO - A Boonsboro resident received a check for $1,998.75 in the mail as part of an apparent identity-theft scam first reported to police in Minnesota.

According to the Boonsboro Police Department, a letter from the International Clearing Commission House enclosed with the check told the recipient that he or she would receive a $50,000 prize for cashing the check. The check was drawn on the account of Meagher & Geer Attorneys at Law in Minneapolis. The firm has advised that this is a case of identity theft, according to police.

Police say anyone receiving similar correspondence should disregard the notice and call the department at 301-432-6838.

In an unrelated case, Hagerstown Police recently received information about a possible phone scam in the Hagerstown area. Students and their parents are being offered school materials at a discounted price.

Police said the telephone representatives ask for credit card information, but do not disclose appropriate business information, including the company name, contact person, business address and telephone number that can be confirmed.

Advertisement

Police are reminding residents to be careful when disclosing personal credit information, especially credit card information or bank account information over the telephone.

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|