A resident recently received a call from a person saying she had won a new car and the she didn’t recognize the number. It turns out that the phone call came from a phone number known to originate out of Jamaica and the caller attempted to swindle her out of money.
If you receive a phone call and you don’t recognize the number, it’s probably best to let the call go to voicemail or ignore the call altogether. If you do answer the call from an unsolicited vendor, do not give out any personal information including credit card information, Social Security numbers or banking information. Anyone who has released this information to an untrusted source, call your local police department and call your financial institutions.
Just remember – if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.