The latest scam to be circulated in the Corry area insinuates the recipient may collect $3.2 million from a life insurance policy with no beneficiary.
Local police received reports of the new scam on Tuesday after two letters were turned in by two different employees from the Corry City Building, according to Corry City Police Chief Rich Shopene.
The letters state that the writer is a financial consultant and received the person’s information from an old file of a deceased client, then gives a name matching the recipient’s last name.
The letters go on to claim that there is an unclaimed fixed deposit in the amount of $3.2 million from a life insurance that had no beneficiary listed, Corry City Police said in a news release.
The city of Corry Police Department has two copies of the scam letter, and everything is exactly the same except the name. The letters have the same reference number and the same sent date, police said.
The letters are being received in the mail from Arthur Consultants Inc., 130 Davis Dr., Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 2N1, and they are signed by “Mr. Arthur Newman.”
The letters ask the recipient to confirm their personal information, such as name, address, phone number, email, etc.
“They’re basically bait letters to hook people and then try to get money from them,” Shopene said.
Anyone who receives any information saying they have inherited money, won money or need to send money for any reason, should check with a family member before doing anything, or call the local police department and check with them.