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Summit Hill police warn about potential scams

Published July 28. 2010 05:00PM

Summit Hill police are warning area residents to be careful of potential scams.

According to borough Police Chief Joseph Fittos, a Summit Hill resident contacted police on July 20. She stated that she received a phone call from an individual claiming to be from UPS.

During that phone call, the resident said the individual stated that she had won a lottery and that they needed more information so that they could deliver her winnings to her residence.

The woman didn't give any information to the unknown individual.

Fittos reminds residents that people should be aware because there are a lot of scam artists out there who want to take advantage of individuals through various methods telephone, Internet, or mail.

"If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is a scam," he said.

Fittos urges everyone to not give out any personal information and, if they suspect it to be a scam, try to get a contact number for that individual and report it to police.

Officers will then follow up on the tip.

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