Officials Warn Of Area Scams
Dec. 6, 2013 - The St. Henry Bank has been notified that a phishing scam involving the St. Henry Bank has occurred.
If you receive a phone call they will state that your St. Henry Bank debit / ATM card is locked. This is a scam and officials are saying to not offer any information and hang up immediately. Your accounts at the St. Henry Bank are secure.
The Mercer County Sheriff's office is aware of the scam and are investigating.
In another area scam, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon, in conjunction with the Wapakoneta and St. Marys Police Departments, released an advisory yesterday concerning a posting on a local Facebook page posting items for sale in an online format called Rummage Sale.
Yesterday morning the three agencies started receiving complaints from residents concerning a posting on the Rummage Sale page of prescription medications for sale. An investigation into the complaints discovered that the seller was requesting funds be sent to an out of state location and the seller is not a local person. It is believed that the seller is actually trying to extort money from individuals and does not actually have any drugs to sell, even though this type of transaction is illegal in itself. The seller is merely trying to use the allure of purchasing these medications as a scam to steal money from prospective purchasers.
Local law enforcement would like to remind residents that it is unlawful to purchase medications in this manner.