E-Mail Scam Alert

On 02/13/2009 Cpl. Lowery of the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Carl A. Tucker who wanted to report an E-Mail Scam Letter that was sent to persons in his address book of his computer. The E-mail stated that he (Tucker) was stranded in the United Kingdom and he was requesting that his friends send him a specific amount of money by a money transfer to an address in the United Kingdom. Tucker sent his friends in his address book a real e-mail alerting them of the scam and that he did not send out the fraudulent e-mail requesting money.

The Office of the Sheriff wants the public to know to never send any money and or personal information to anyone who they don’t know the true identity of that individual. Also to monitor your credit report to make sure that you have not been a victim of identity theft.

For more information on identity theft you can visit the website: ftc.gov/idtheft