Thursday, December 9, 2010

Putnam County Man Reports New Scam

The Putnam County sheriff's department says local residents may want to be aware of a new scam that could find a con man gaining access to their credit card information.  A resident of Amber Meadows Road told authorities that he had gotten a call from someone who claimed that the man was being given a "reward" for being a loyal customer.  The scammer told the man that he was eligible to receive a $200 gas card. And all he had to do was pay a two dollar fee, which could be charged to his credit card.  The scammer then asked for the man's credit card information, but the would-be victim did not give out that information over the phone.  He says that while he didn't lose any money, he wanted to make a report to the sheriff's department so others would be aware.