On 6/18/2014 Frederick Police investigated a telephone fraud scheme. The callers are identifying themselves as Pre Trail Processing. The phone number they are calling from is 206-430-5347. A search of the phone numbers shows it originating from Seattle Washington. On line there are numerous complaints about this phone number.
Several calls to the Pre Trail Processing resulted in new case numbers each time claiming the victim owed money for a loan that they defaulted on. The caller will not provide a name or location of their company or the company that has reportedly hired them to pursue the defaulted account.
The caller requested the last four digits of the victims social security number to access their account. The caller was threatening on the phone and told the victim they needed to pay immediately or the police would come arrest them.
The Frederick Police Department would like to remind citizens to take extreme caution with their personal information.
Ways to Protect your identity:
Do not give out personal information over the phone.
Do not send money to someone you do not know.
Do not agree to deposit a check and wire money back.
Do online searches of companies, phone numbers and websites. Always ask for their name, company name and a call back number.
If you receive a call and you think it is fraud please file a report through the Federal Trade Commission (www.econsumer.gov)
If you receive unsolicited spam or email send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Utilize the National Do Not Call Registry (www.donotcall.gov)
For helpful ideas visit www.ftc.gov/idtheft
Author of Press Release: CPL R Carrado 386
P/O LT C Pennington: 301-600-3935