AG Scam Alert-Los Alamos Fire Victims

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011                               Follow us on Facebook!

 
SCAM: FRAUDULENT PHONE CALLS PURPORTING TO BE THE RED CROSS SOLICITING MONEY TO BENEFIT LOS ALAMOS FIRE VICTIMS.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Unknown 

OVERVIEW:  Consumers are reporting to the AG’s office and Red Cross New Mexico they are receiving automated “robo-calls” asking for financial contributions to benefit victims of the Los Alamos fire.  Personal information is requested during the call.

PREVENTIONRed Cross New Mexico has confirmed they are NOT soliciting funds via robo-calls to benefit victims of the Los Alamos fire.  Consumers who receive this type of fraudulent call should not share any private and personal information that is requested.  


Scam calls and phone numbers related to these calls can be reported to the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office and Red Cross New Mexico.


Contact Red Cross New Mexico directly to find out how to give legitimate donations.

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Lynn Southard
Deputy Director of Communications
Office of New Mexico Attorney General
Gary K. King
111 Lomas Blvd NW
Suite 300
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
505 222-9048 office
505 231-4731 cell
Email: lsouthard@nmag.gov