Thursday, April 22, 2010

Scam Alert

Carlos Hernandez from the PD's Crime Prevention Office sent around this e-mail alert earlier today. In case you're not on his distribution list, I'm reposting here to help get the word out.


Fraud Letter

Hello Everyone,

Be aware that a well-worn scam is appearing in SoCal mailboxes again.

Please mention this to the rest of the NW group and any elderly relatives who are homeowners, since they seem to be the main target.

The scam is an official-looking letter from the "Title Compliance Office," saying you need a copy of your grant deed for all sorts of ominous-sounding reasons. The letter commands you to write a check for $159.00 IMMEDIATELY and send it in.

This is a TOTAL SCAM AND FRAUD. If you need a copy of your grant deed, the L.A. County Recorder's Office will send you one for $6. If you are selling your house, your real estate agent will take care of getting it.

Just a word to the wise.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Carlos Hernandez

Crime Prevention

Pomona Police Department


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