04/24/13 INSURANCE POLICY SCAM The CPD recently investigated reports of an attempted insurance policy scam. Officer Greg McBroom says an elderly Clinton woman was contacted, via telephone, and told she was entitled to insurance payouts totaling $35,000 (thirty-five thousand). The money was supposedly from two life insurance policies on her recently deceased husband.
In McBroom's police report he states: "The caller asked for an $800 processing fee on each policy before he could send her (victim) the checks." The report also says the caller stated he was an attorney.. and during the conversation, brought another scammer on the line pretending to be a judge. Officer McBroom reports that the victim, luckily, realized this was a scam.. and did not send any funds or give the caller any personal information.
CPD Chief Rick Scarbrough said that citizens, who are approached with similar proposals, should contact local authorities.