- Thursday December 30th, 2010 :: 04:54 p.m. EST
Sandy Springs Police Department - would like to remind everyone to beware of SCAMS and what to do if you get one.
A common scam that attempts to get people to send emails which in turn allows the person access to your computer through what's commonly referred to as phishing. Clark Howard has a lot of information on his website regarding these scams. If you go to his website (www.clarkhoward.com), just type in "phishing" under search. There is nothing illegal regarding sending an anonymous letter to your address asking you to email a particular person / persons. Although sending the person an email would probably move the situation towards fraud. However, you can file a complaint with the United States Postal Service since this is very suspicious and falls under their jurisdiction. Anything coming through the mail would fall under their jurisdiction. The following excerpt came from the USPS website; "Although the Postal Inspection Service cannot resolve routine business disputes between companies and their customers, it can act against a company or individual if there is a pattern of activity suggesting a potential scheme to defraud. Completion of this form is voluntary, but the more information that you enter, the better the Postal Inspection Service may be able to help." The link to the Postal Service website is listed below:
Sandy Springs GA Police Department
7840 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Community Affairs Unit