Homeowners Worry About Possible Scam In South Wichita

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A couple in South Wichita discovered a suspicious door hangar on Sunday afternoon.

"It's a Sunday. I wouldn't expect any mail to be here so I took it off kind of cautiously," said Casandra Fecher, homeowner near Pawnee and I-135.

The envelope contained a slip urging whoever opened it to call a toll free number, in reference to an auto delinquency.

The slip had no company information and someone wrote the phone number and misspelled the word "delinquent."

"It was just strange to me," said Fecher.

The Better Business Bureau is investigating whether or not a scam may be occurring in South Wichita. They said the door hangar looked highly suspicious when it asked for an account number.

"The door hangar is very vague. There's no business identifying themselves. The name is handwritten. The phone number is handwritten. The misspellings. That's all red flags for us here at the Better Business Bureau," said Denise Groene, BBB state director.

Groene recommends people contact the bank or lender directly instead of using contact numbers given on flyers. She also advises people to research the company or person who is asking for any sensitive information.

"It's easier to do the five minutes of research than it is to have to back peddle and try to retract that information," said Groene.

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