Griffin PD issues fraud alert


The Griffin Police Department is alerting businesses to a possible scam in the city affecting local hardware establishments.

Officials say the GPD has received a report of a small sized U-Haul truck being used in connection with a scam involving stolen credit card information.

This is also related to another incident reported in Jackson, involving the same suspects and a U-Haul. An unknown caller claiming to be a doctor in California calls ahead to pay for materials for a nearby rental property and then claims their workers will come pick them up in the U-Haul.

The materials are picked up and then it is determined that the credit card information was not authorized.

If you are aware of this type of issue occurring at your business or if you encounter it, make sure to confirm the card being used is given by its owner and ask to see the card and/or identification upon arrival.

Anyone who has information pertaining to this scam is asked to contact Investigator Stacy Beckom of the GPD Criminal Investigation Division at 770-229-6450 Ext. 672.

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