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Sikh Coalition alerts Sikh sangat against Oak Creek tragedy-related telephone scams

September 7, 2012 | By

Oak Creek, Wisconsin (September 07, 2012): According to information released by Sikh Coalition a sangat member, whose identity will remain anonymous due to security reasons, recently fell victim to an Oak Creek tragedy-related telephone scam.

“The scammer called the sangat member, claimed he was from the ‘White House,’ promised victim assistance, including purchasing a home for the sangat member.” a recent newsletter released on September 04, 2012 by Sikh Coalition reports.

“The caller requested that the sangat member first wire funds for ‘processing’ or ‘bank fees’ to receive financial assistance. The sangat member wired a substantial amount of money before that Sangat member realized that it was a scam”, it report.

“We strongly urge the nationwide community to remain vigilant and alert to Oak Creek tragedy-related scams” urges Sikh Coalition.

According to law enforcement, these type of scams may become prevalent in the coming weeks and months as criminals prey on vulnerable people who have also experienced trauma or loss. Scammers can use telephone, internet or regular mail to search for victims. They may also prey on the compassion of Sikhs nationwide.

Sikh Coalition has advised all, in Oak Creek or elsewhere in the United States, who has contact with such scammers to immediately report to local law enforcement and to the FBI through it’s fraud prevention website.

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