North Judson Police Warn of Social Media Scam

A new scam has hit social media.

According to a report taken by an officer with the North Judson Police Department, a resident claimed she was contacted through Facebook of a person claiming to be in the military stationed in Afghanistan. The person asked for her bank account information so he could mail some money back home. Luckily, the transaction was voided before money could be taken from the bank account.

Town Marshal Doug Vessely urges residents not to give out any bank, credit card or debit card information or Social Security information over the phone or on the internet if you don’t know the person asking for the transaction.

Watch for scams where money is being asked to be sent by Western Union, Green Dot money packs or pre-paid credit cards. These transactions can not be traced and you can not get your money back.

If you have questions, call the North Judson Police Department at (574) 772-5914. If you feel that you may be a victim, notify police and contact the Better Business Bureau.