MPD Reports Post Card ScamApr 8th, 2013 | By Submitted | Category: Crime, Front Page
The Madison Police Dept. would like the public to be aware of the Post Card Scam. The post card scam works by receiving a post card in the mail. The post card states that the recipient as won a gift card to Walmart, Target, etc. and ask the recipient to claim the gift cards by calling a 1-888 number. When calling the 1-888 number, a person with a middle eastern accent will answer and direct the recipient to pay a processing fee of $6.95 or $ 3.95 by using a debit or credit card. Once the recipient provides the debit card information the recipient’s account can be accessed. If you receive one of the post cards in the mail, simply throw it away. For more information on this scam contact the Madison Police Dept. or you can search “ post card scams” on the internet.