McAlester police warn residents of phone scam

Tuesday, March 13th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(McAlester-AP) -- McAlester police are warning residents of a telephone scam that cost two businesses nearly 400-dollars over the weekend.

Assistant Police Chief George Scott says the business owners sent 189-dollars each as a one-time fee for a low interest credit card. Scott says the money was wired to a man named Grant in Niagara Falls, Canada, on Saturday with the promise the cards would arrive by courier within hours.

The money was picked up but the credit cards never came.

The business owners were not identified and Scott says they declined to file a police report.