Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cell Phone Scammers Still At Work In The Area

Putnam County authorities say con artists who are randomly calling local cell phone customers, trying to convince them to hand over bank account information, are still at work. The most recent report came this week from a Putnam County woman, who told the sheriff's office that she had received a call from a man claiming to represent Verizon wireless. As in earlier cases, that man told the woman that she was behind in the payment of her cell phone bill and that he needed her banking information to make sure that her service was not cut off. But, police say, this time the victim was not fooled. She told the scammer that her bill was current, and says that when she tried to get more information out of him, he became extremely evasive ... and hung up.