Alert Citizen Avoids Fraud Victimization
Class (UCR) Code: 3353 - SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-LOTTERY/PHONE SCAM
Crimes Code: Title: 18
Date/Time Reported: 11/20/2018 08:35 (Tuesday)
TIME - Received: 08:35
Location: E LEXINGTON RD - LITITZ
Patrol Zone: 02 - 12
Premise Type: RESIDENCE
Reporting party from East Lexington Road, Warwick Township called to report a scam. Caller reports she received a letter on the mail from the Publishers Clearing House indicating she won $600,000 dollars. Caller stated she called the number associated with the letter and they advised her to deposit the enclosed check for $7,972.59 into her bank account then call them back when she does.
The reporting party stated she was familiar with the Publishers Clearing House and realized it was a scam subsequently the alert citizen reported she never deposited the check and she lost NO money and no personal information was given out or compromised.