SHALIMAR — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office wants residents to beware of a fraud that recently targeted someone in a traffic incident.
The person received an email saying the following.
“After much attempts to reach you on phone, I deemed it necessary and urgent to contact you via your e-mail address and to notify you finally about your outstanding compensation payment.
“During our last annual calculation of your banking activities we have realized that you are eligible to receive a compensation payment of $2.811.041 USD.
“This compensation is being made to all of you who have suffered loss as a result of accident or illness.
“For more info, contact the assigned High-Speed Delivery Service for the delivery of your cashier check.
“Please take note that you will pay a shipping/handling fee of $95.00 USD to UPS.
“Thanks for your patience.”
The email is fraudulent, the sheriff’s office said.
You can report suspected criminal activity to Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Specialist Ashley Bailey at 651-7153.