COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- It’s a Call for Action investigation. Someone is leaving notes on the doors of local homes.
WINK News first told you about this on Thursday, when the Collier County Sheriff’s Office sent out a warning about the scam. Now, WINK News investigated and learned homeowners may need to do exactly what the notice says.
The generic notice is causing a lot of confusion. It’s hand written and doesn’t even say what company it’s from.
CCSO sent out a warning to the public after getting an email from a local attorney. The attorney was concerned that her client, who received the notice on their front door was getting scammed.
She tells WINK News she even contacted Bank of America’s fraud hotline who told her it was a scam. But, when WINK News called Bank of America ourselves, a spokeswoman told us they use the door hangers nationwide. However, only customers who are delinquent on their mortgage and could be facing foreclosure will get one.
The Bank of America spokeswoman says the fliers look generic because they’re made and distributed by a vendor who works for several banks. Now, Bank of America says it’s looking at better ways to alert customers about foreclosure and the sheriff’s office says in the future, it will personally vet any potential scams.
CCSO says it cautions the public to be extremely careful when responding to any request for personal information. If you are concerned something might be a scam you can call their fraud hotline at 239-252-CALL.