Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 5:12 pm
The Messenger, June 10, 2009
The notification looks “official,” but the “Notice of Assessment” is simply another scam — this one designed to gain the crooks information about the bank accounts of individuals who fall for the trick.
A local resident reports receiving the notice that she had “won” $125,000 per month and need only send a signed release and check for $2.75, payable to URA (United Reporting Alliance), to claim her prize. The release, once signed, grants authority to the URA to debit the resident’s checking account for $2.75 per month or $33 per year until the “subscription” is canceled.
Area residents are warned, once again, not to provide personal identification or financial information of any kind to any unsolicited notification of prizes won or special deals offered.