Resident Warns Of Potential Scam
Letter to the Editor
Saturday, October 9, 2010 6:17 pm
This morning I received a telephone call from someone with a heavy Indian accent asking to speak to Tracy Neal. When I replied "this is she," I was asked if I knew a certain person (this person is a relative of mine, but I didn't offer that information.) I simply replied "yes" and was asked to give the aforementioned person a message. The info i was given stated that the caller was:
Officer Jason Hatch with the "Dept. of Financial Crimes & Investigations" The number to be called back was given to me as 914 205 2436
When I asked what it was in reference to, I was told that the person to whom I needed to relay the message had commited financial fraud & needed to reply asap.
Seeing this as a potential scam, I looked online & found the following link showing several other occasions this has been done:
I proceeded to call my relative to ask them to be wary of such calls. His wife had already received a similar call from the same person but different number (011 052 5945) attempting to retrieve private information.
Please warn your readers and/or law enforcement to be aware of these calls. Some people stiill get taken in by these hustlers, especially the elderly.