Mail fraud attempts to rip people off
POSTED: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 4:56pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 12:43pm
NBC33 CONSUMER ALERT: A new scam is targeting victims through the mail. One man says he got a postcard in the mail, but if you call the number, all you will get in return is ripped off.
The postcard claims to be a Federal Union Postal Gram. The message says that the recipient is owed $35,000 from the government and offers a toll free number. Vemillion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillion says that this is clearly a scam as the government does not send postcards like this.
Couvillion says that if you call the number on the card, you will find that the representative will give you the name of a person and a badge number in an effort to throw you off. But don’t be fooled, this is a complete scam.
If you get a letter like this in the mail, please report it to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service by clicking here.