ATTENTION: If you recieve a check for a rather large amount from an unknown entity with a letter stating to put it in your bank account you can do one of three things, 1) Return it to the post office or other mail carrier that delivered it. 2) Take it to the police department or 3) Shred it and throw it away. DO NOT PUT IT IN YOUR ACCOUNT OR ATTEMPT TO CASH IT! IT IS A SCAM!
Please keep in mind that there are many scams currently going around. Remember, no representative of a legitimate business will request your personal information through e-mail or over the phone. If you recieve any calls from individuals requesting your personal information ask for the name of the company, the persons name and a number to call back. They will more than likely hang up before you do. If they don't and give you the above stated information, discontinue the call and contact the police department.
Also be wary of where and when you use debit cards/credit cards. These cards if copied or duplicated by someone of ill intent can give them access directly to your bank account or credit accounts allowing them to withdraw money, make purchases over the internet or by phone. When you can, pay with cash for everyday items. Limit the use of debit/credit cards. Always get a reciept for what was purchased. If you are a victim of this type of activity, notify your bank, credit card company and the police department as soon as possible to make a report of such activity.
If you have any questions or would like to talk about any questionable contact you have experienced, please contact the police department. We are more than happy to assist in any way we can. (913) 837-3191