Community Alert for Parents in Fairhope

Community Alert for Parents in Fairhope

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Monday night a scammer called a home in Fairhope from an Atlanta phone number that claimed to be Fairhope High School.
The scam artist asked for the resident's credit card information and said the parent needed to pay off a fee in order for their
child to be able to attend school the next day. The scammer knew the resident by name and had detailed information about
their child.

Not long after the attempted scam was reported Fairhope High Principal, Jon Cardwell, started leaving messages on parent's home answering machines.   

"This is totally false. If you do receive a call please notify an officer tomorrow morning. Once again if you receive a call requesting credit card information regarding Fairhope High School this is a scam, and do not take part in this."

Along with the messages from Principal Cardwell, Fairhope Police also posted a warning on their website. If you're contacted by these scammers report it to the police. They also encourage you to file a crime complaint at lc3.gov.

 

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