INDIANA — Recently the Indiana State Police Bremen Post has become aware that there is a new scam that is targeting the area. This scam is unique because it arrives in your mailbox instead of your inbox.
This scam allegedly comes from an executive from a bank in a European country that has discovered a large sum of money that you can claim. Most versions of this scam say that a family with your surname has all died in a tragic traffic crash and you are entitled to receive a large sum of money. The letter has contact information so that you can then begin the process to receive the money. This is a scam and you will end up losing your money and possibly your identity as well.
As a reminder:
- Never share personal information or account information
- Be skeptical of unsolicited offers
- Don’t deposit checks and wire money back with the promise of more money to come to you
- Hang up on robocalls
- Talk to someone you trust. Many scammers push you to make a quick decision.
It is important for everyone to talk to their family about these scams and to have a plan in place should a scammer contact you or someone you love. Because scams have become nothing short of an epidemic, being aware of potential scams is a great first step in protecting yourself from falling victim to one.