A government imposter scam frequently starts with an unsolicited text, call, mailing or fax.
INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Todd Rokita is warning Hoosiers to be alert to government imposter scams, which continue to be reported in communities across Indiana.
“Fraudsters are posing as government officials in order to induce fear in unsuspecting victims,” Attorney General Rokita said. “My administration has revolutionized our investigation process to bring these con artists to justice. At the same time, we want to help Hoosiers exercise due diligence to avoid falling prey to these schemes in the first place.”
The scammers’ goal is to steal personal information and money. Awareness of their tactics is a key to protecting such assets. A recently reported complaint alleges a mail solicitation requested homeowners send money to receive a copy of their deed. The solicitation includes publicly available information about the owned property.
A government imposter scam frequently starts with an unsolicited text, call, mailing or fax from someone purporting to be from a government agency. Scammers often rely on publicly available information and provide what initially appear to be official documents or employee ID numbers to project an image of credibility.
Whether it’s through the regular mail, email or omnipresent smart phones, scammers have ready access to the tools…