West Point PD warns of credit card fraud scheme

Published 7:00 pm Tuesday, November 9, 2021

WEST POINT – The West Point Police Department announced last week that it is investigating a possible credit card fraud operation within the city. WPPD advises that if anyone receives a credit card offer in the mail and does not wish to apply for the card, destroy the offer via shredding completely.

Residents are advised to not discard these offers via trash receptacles.

The WPPD advises keeping a check on your credit report and notifying police about suspicious activity immediately. That includes reporting any suspicious activity and filing a report with the credit bureau as soon as possible so that proper action can be taken.

In addition to the previous, any resident who has a vacant rental property/home within the city is encouraged to frequent the residence as often as possible and report any suspicious packages to police immediately. If you have observed suspicious activity at a vacant address, please notify the WPPD at (706) 645-3525.

If you are able to do so safely, get a good description of persons or vehicle/license plate.