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Cherokee residents report long-distance fraud

Two Cherokee County residents reported separate incidents of identity theft fraud perpetrated against them in Detroit and San Francisco.

According to Cherokee Sheriff’s Office reports:

In one instance a Woodstock man reported that his AT&T account went into collections despite his belief it was current. Upon investigating the situation with AT&T the man discovered that someone had opened another AT&T account in his name a year ago in Detroit and that the account went into collections when no payment for the services was ever received.

AT&T told its customer in Woodstock they would treat the case as fraud and asked him to file a police report to document the incident.

In another fraud case also reported on Sept. 12, an Acworth man reported seven charges for rideshares totaling $186.72 made in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The charges were made Sept. 11 and 12.

The man’s bank is treating the unauthorized charges as fraud and he filed the police report to document the incident.

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