Pentwater PD warns of scam

October 21, 2014

The Pentwater Police Department is warning residents of a mail scam and is advising that if anyone receives a check from All Pro Freight Systems, Inc. of Avon, Ohio to destroy it.

All Pro Freight Systems is a valid company that was a victim of hacking, police state.

The PPD received the report of the mail scam today, Oct. 21.

“After investigation, it has been determined that the incident is in fact a scam,” a PPD press release states. “The complainant received a letter telling them that they had been awarded a $75,000 judgment in a lawsuit against ‘All Pro Freight Systems Inc.’ and directing them to cash the check.”

The check is for $976.75 drawn on a Huntington National Bank account out of Columbus, Ohio.

“Pentwater Police are advising anyone who has received this check to destroy the check and file a complaint with www.ftc.gov,” the press release states. “The letter asked them to call a phone number before cashing the check.

“All Pro Freight Systems Inc. is not involved in the scheme,” the press release states. “While the company is valid, the check is not,” Pentwater Police Chief Laude Hartrum states in an email. “The company was a victim of a hacking.”

This story is brought to you by Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart),www.springsteadlaw.com and Carter Lumber, 2323 U.S. 10-31, Ludington, 231-757-9000;www.carterlumber.com.

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