Bloom Township, PA – Yet again, another scam is hitting our area. Just yesterday, a 70-year-old Grampian man says he was a victim of a scammer who told him he had outstanding loan payments.

Always be suspicious if someone calls from a phone number you don’t recognize.

Legitimate companies will never ask you to send them a prepaid card or gift cards for payment.

Before you make any payment to a company you’ve never used before, make sure you research them.

Search for the company’s name online, along with the word “scam” to see if other people have had problems with them before.

You can also call your local police if you’re unsure if something is a scam or if it seems fishy or too good to be true.