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MEDIA RELEASE The Federal Trade Commission has released a warning concerning a new method that scammers are using to fraudulently obtain funds from unsuspecting citizens.
The FTC is warning that scammers are creating and sending fake renewal notices to citizens purporting to be from their local newspaper. The FTC further warms that the renewal notices have no relationship with the actual newspaper publisher or billing department and any funds remitted to these fictitious notices fall into the hands of the scammers.
The FTC officers the following tips to combat this type of scam activity:
The Floyd County Police Department Criminal Investigation Division continues to warn the citizens of Rome and Floyd County to never send cash, bank information, or credit information to anyone that you do not know or you do not know to be a legitimate business. This includes purchasing and placing funds on reloadable credit cards (Green Dot Cards) at the direction of persons that you do not know.
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