Police Investigate Attempted SCAM

Chillicothe police investigated an attempted scam Thursday.

A local resident received an item in the mail from a bank.  The letter stated an account holder recently died and had the same last name as the recipient.  It also requested the person contact the bank to retrieve the remaining funds in the account of the deceased account holder.

According to the report, the letter told the resident to contact the employee through a personal email account and not a work related email, and the recipient of the letter and employee would then split the remaining substantial funds.  Chillicothe police say this is a SCAM.

They also remind us, If you are unsure of the legitimacy of a document, do some research or ask your local law enforcement for some guidance.

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