A local resident alerted the Town of Elon Police Department of a new scam in the area Oct. 7, according to a Facebook post from the department.
A yellow note — labeled important — was left on the resident’s front porch listing a phone number. The note said to call the number and be ready to give a bank account number.
The police department urged residents to be wary of similarly suspicious flyers or notes and to report any further activity in town immediately. Never give an account number or any personal or financial information over the phone to an unknown person or organization.
The town of Elon police declined Elon News Network’s immediate request for further information.