Alejandro – Apr 22, 2020
Victim Location 76366
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order
Our longtime Member of PosTel Family CU received in the mail a letter from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Inc along with a check from TJX Companies, Inc. for $3,795.84 for a prize toward the Mega Millions Lottery Inc. The Member was instructed to contact their office for activation of the check prior to depositing into their account. We took the necessary steps to verify with check systems the validity and informed our Member of the Scam. We are especially glad that the Member contacted us. This is an example of how consumers are being targeted by predators!
Victim Location 53404
Type of a scam Employment
I saw a post on FaceBook for the Racine/Kenosha Job Post for a position at Merrill Lynch. I contacted Ashley *** via FB and was asked a few questions about a work from home job and then I was told that I needed to talk to HR for an interview, but only via text message. I thought that was odd, so I ended up calling the real estate agency and was told that no one by the name of Ashley *** worked for them. I am guessing that she was trying to get personal information about me.