Phone and Email Scams

By: Natalie Johnson
By: Natalie Johnson

If it sounds too good to be true, It probably is. That message comes from the Columbia Township Police, warning you about two different scams.

In the first scam, a con artist offers college grants, but only if the victim provides a bank account number. Then the thief draws funds from the victim's account.

The second scam is an email scam. It's a fictitious business situation that asks people to cash checks, only the checks turn out to be fake.

A common sense reminder; never give out your personal information to anyone over the phone or Internet.

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