Scams Occuring In Trenton Area

Date 2013/6/7 6:23:30 | Topic: News

Trenton Police Chief Tommy Wright advises the public should never give out personal information to telephone callers. He also reminds us, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is not true.

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Police Chief Wright discussed a Trenton resident receiving a call claiming she won one million dollars from Publishers clearing house of Jamaica. The Trenton resident immediately hung up and reported the incident to Trenton police.

Audio Cut: Police Chief Tommy Wright On Scams

In two separate phone calls to KTTN Radio:

A rural Laredo woman told KTTN she received a call from a foreign sounding person who knew her name, address and bank routing number, but needed her bank account number. The woman said the man hung up when she said she would check with her bank.

The woman's husband told KTTN the caller claimed the Bank account number was needed because they were to receive new medicare cards. However, the couple was told by Social Security personnel, medicare does not ask for personal information over the telephone.



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