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A Warning To Residents:

identitytheft

On July 3rd, a Mt. Pleasant Rd. (Kingston Springs) resident heard a car pull into his driveway at around 10 a.m. The car backed out of the driveway and began to drive very slowly up Mount Pleasant until it stopped. “The driver got out, took photos (or pretended to take photos) of our house”, he explained. The driver then came up to the door and left a manila-colored envelope on the doorknob, got back in his car and drove very slowly up Mount Pleasant. The resident managed to read the car’s plate number, make, model, and color, and reported the incident to the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Department, as well as to Bank of America Security.

The car is a dark blue Hyundai Tiburon.

The resident opened the envelope and a slip of paper was inside telling him to call an 800 number about his home mortgage. “We are in the process of refinancing but something about the whole deal didn’t sit well with me”, he explained. “I started to call the number but hung up. He then Googled the 800 number and it turns out there is a LOT online as this number was once associated with Bank of America (where our mortgage used to be). One page caught my eye so I researched it further:”

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r27900248-qEnvelope-on-Doorq-Identity-Theft-Scam-Attempt

The resident reported the incident to the South Cheatham Advocate Newspaper so that we can warn our readers. Online research states that the person delivering is not likely himself an ID thief. More likely he himself has fallen victim to a bogus online job opportunity, and unaware of what he is actually delivering.

Either way, be alert and pay attention, and never give out your personal information over the phone.

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