|BG police warn of gift card scam|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Wednesday, 05 February 2014 12:12|
On Tuesday, the Bowling Green Police Division took a fraud report involving a local business. The business received a call from a person identifying themselves as Don Richardson from InComm, a business that processes gift and phone card transactions.
The person asked that the clerk activate a certain type of card for a system test. When the clerk stated they didn't have that type of card, the person said his inventory list showed they should have 13 in stock. The clerk believed the man was legitimate because he acted as if he had an inventory listing. He then had the clerk try two Verizon phone cards, which the clerk did have, and she activated them. The man then hung up. The clerk called InComm suspecting that the call was a fraud and it was confirmed that it was.
The police state that businesses should be wary of conducting business transactions over the phone without verifying name and callback information. Businesses should have procedures in place to limit scammers and should train employees in how to deal with suspicious calls.
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