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Residents warned to watch out for scams

Published March 05. 2010 05:00PM

Rush Township Police Department has received several calls in reference to a scam from someone claiming to be representing Proctor and Gamble Corp.

The person calling is stating that the person has won a large sum of money (usually $2.2 million).

They request that the person wire money (usually $695) to process the check.

They give a number which comes back to Jamaica.

Upon speaking with Proctor and Gamble Corp., they stated that they absolutely do not offer such a contest. The Rush Township Police Department would also like to remind residents not to give out any of their information over the phone such as their bank account information, social security number, credit card numbers, etc.

Nesquehoning police are also warning borough residents of another apparent telephone scam.

Police Chief Sean Smith reported he received several calls from residents about a male by the name of John Weaver, of American Money Corporation, calling residents and claiming they won $350 million but they have to send him a personal check or give a credit card number for $499, which is claimed to be a processing fee.

Police warn residents not to give any personal information over the phone to an unreliable source. The calls were reportedly received during the period of Feb. 28 to March 1.

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