Canonsburg police are urging borough residents to be careful when called, emailed or mailed for personal information—especially when those inquiries involve a suggested exchange of money.
“If you get something in the mail, throw it away or bring it to the police station,” Canonsburg police Chief R.T. Bell said. “The bottom line is, if you do not know who it is, do not give them your personal information.”
The warning stems from a possible mail fraud incident borough police are investigating.
Linda Russell, of Arlington Drive, told police she signed for a letter Wednesday from a company called Asset Warehouse.
The letter indicated that Russell was entitled to $623,962—and that she needed to send a check to the New Jersey-based company in order to claim the cash.
An investigation will continue.