The latest scam to be reported to the Sheridan Police Department involved a local business receiving an e-mail supposedly from a well known bank. The e-mail noted that the subject's account had been deactivated because of “possible unauthorized access”. The e-mail requested personal information to re-activate the account. The subject did not give out any information and was not defrauded as the business had never had an account with the bank that sent the e-mail.
Sheridan Police Lieutenant Chris Dahmke says that there are simple steps that can be taken when something seems a little fishy.
Dahmke said that scammers have been known to attack in a number of different ways, including by e-mail, phone, regular mail or in person, and that you can never ask too many questions if you feel that you may be involved in a scam.