Toyota Warns About Scam
Toyota has issued a warning to its customers, informing them that con artists have been using the Toyota name in efforts to get some Toyota customers to give up financial information.
According to Toyota, the scams include a forged Toyota check.
Here’s the scoop, directly from Toytoa’s blog:
“It’s come to our attention that there have been several efforts to scam people out of financial information through the use of correspondence on a falsified Toyota letterhead, and accompanied by a forged Toyota check.
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“These scams usually involve an attempt to obtain personal or financial information from the recipients. This information then can be used for identity theft, or to raid the individual’s bank accounts.
“There apparently are different variations of the scam. In one instance, the letter solicits the recipient’s participation in a mystery-shopper program. In two others, the letter advises that the individual has won a lottery involving a large sum of cash and/or a Toyota vehicle.
“Remember the old warning says that if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is? That’s the case here. These letters are fraudulent. If you receive one, do not respond, and do not attempt to cash any check that might accompany your letter.“
Toyota also says that federal law enforcement officials are investigating.