Hamilton Police: New 'very aggressive' scam targeting area
HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) -
Hamilton Police are alerting residents, saying that a new ‘very
aggressive' scam is targeting the area.
Officers say that a resident has recently received a letter
bearing a Canadian postmark. Inside was an official-looking letter that bore
the likeliness of a Chase Bank cashier's check. Police say that the envelope
had information that the individual had won $1.6 million.
The letter explained that the ‘winner' had to call a phone
number and provide bank routing information so the money could be directly
deposited in the individual's account. Officers say that the perpetrators
followed up with the recipient by calling them at home and pressuring the
individual for information.
The Hamilton Police Department encourages all residents to
be diligent when protecting financial information.
Hamilton Police are currently working with the U.S. Secret