- Category: Community
- Published on 20 May 2014
- Written by Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
The Better Business Bureau has received reports from consumers regarding a recent telephone scam. Individuals are being contacted by telephone under the pretense that the callers are attempting to collect money for hot checks which were written several years ago.
Residents are further advised that if they do not wire money (hundreds to thousands of dollars) to a provided account number, law enforcement will come out and arrest them in the upcoming days. The callers are purportedly calling from 866 area codes and indicate they are a collection firm representing the Hot Check Division of various District Attorneys’ offices. See the May 15 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information about this scam.