Hamblen County Warns Of Scam
Well, here’s another scam to warn you about. The Hamblen County Mayor’s Office is wanting to raise awareness of an attempted scam that involves a letter printed on unofficial county letterhead requesting money in order to release an award of more than $6 million.
The letter that was sent to a Hamblen County resident mentions the name of a county commissioner and appears to have been signed by the county mayor. It states that a deposit of $2,918 must be made to an account along with an affidavit saying the $6 million won’t be used for illegal activity.
“This is absolutely a scam,” said County Mayor Bill Brittain. “All the information in the letter is false. It is poorly written with capitalization, punctuation and grammatical errors. It also uses two different size fonts. My office would never issue a letter of this type.”
The Hamblen County Sheriffs office and Morristown Police Department warn individuals not to respond to letters, emails or any online requests for personal information, bank information or gift cards that can be converted to cash, because they are scams. Anyone who believes they are a victim of a scam should contact their local law enforcement.