Local police in Fox Crossing/Menasha are reporting another scam in the area. This one involves a phone call claiming a family member is in trouble. It can be a person posing as a family member. They ask for things like iTunes gift cards, because they need a car to get home or some other excuse. The scammer will claim that there is a deal through Enterprise so the family member can rent a car and get home. They claim that if the target purchases a number of such gifts, say $1,500.00, then the rental company will give the family member a rental vehicle as part of the promotion. Once the target purchases the gift cards, another scammer posing as an attorney will call asking for the gift card numbers.
The Village of Fox Crossing/Town of Menasha are very community oriented and they do a fantastic job warning residents when the scams pop up. These scams can take many forms. In an effort to assist the police and ensure the safety of local residents, we are helping distribute the police department’s warning sign. Hopefully we can get these distributed throughout Appleton, Neenah, Fox Crossing, Menasha and the entire Fox Valley. We at Hammett, Bellin & Oswald are all Fox Valley residents, and we will continue to blog about these scams to protect our community.