Monday, November 16, 2020

Schuylkill County District Attorney Warns Residents of Scams

Schuylkill County District Attorney Michael A. O’Pake would like to remind and caution all residents regarding potential acts of Theft and Fraud being perpetrated by individuals against citizens of Schuylkill County. 

According to a press release from DA O'Pakes office, the acts are being committed primarily against the county's Senior Citizens, however, all citizens can be harmed by these acts. 

DA O'Pake's office has received reports where these individuals are preying on the sympathy and emotions of senior citizens and requesting financial assistance for family members who are allegedly in distress. These reports have also been determined to be false and deceptive. 

O'Pake says to take all precautions and verify if any family emergency exists.

If you should receive a telephone call, email or other communication regarding people attempting to sell, provide or furnish any service, subscription or product that you feel is a potential fraud, do not provide any personal information, credit card information or banking information to anyone. If you feel your information may have been compromised, please contact your bank and/credit card companies to stop any activity that may have occurred and prevent any additional theft.

Contact your local police department, state police or the Office of the District Attorney and provide any of these agencies with any information you may have.