OBLIC recently learned scams have “gone local.” An Ohio attorney was contacted by someone purporting to be a local company in the area to collect a debt from another local company. Before the attorney could even send a demand letter, he received a six figure check from the purported debtor drawn on the Bank of Nova Scotia. Fortunately, the attorney called OBLIC and DID NOT deposit the check, determining the ntire scheme was in fact a fraud.
Even representing seemingly local businesses now requires extra diligence! If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to call Gretchen Mote, OBLIC Director of Loss Prevention, at 614-572-0620.