FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2012
State’s Attorney Alerts Public Regarding Fax Scam
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds is alerting the public regarding a fax scam received by several local businesses. The suspicious faxes offer to investment money with the fax recipient. Recipients are requested to contact the sender by phone, email or fax to arrange a meeting in a foreign country. These scams often result in innocent parties providing banking or personal information to those operating the scam. This information is then used to facilitate identity theft. The public should be aware of these ongoing scams which are similar to check cashing scams often sent by US mail. Any suspicious letters or faxes should be reported to the Union County State’s Attorney’s Office or another law enforcement agency.