Attorney General issues warning about scammers impersonating Department of Justice

The scam letter appears to be on Department of Justice stationary and claims a legal proceeding has been initiated and requests a payment from the recipient as part of the legal proceedings.

CONCORD — Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald issues a warning regarding a scam using his name and title in a forged letter that appears to notify the recipient that a legal proceeding has been initiated against them.

The letter, which appears to be on Department of Justice letterhead and signed by Attorney General Gordon MacDonald, also requests a payment from the recipient as part of the legal proceedings.

The Office of the Attorney General would under no circumstances notify individuals by mail that they have been charged with a crime nor would the office issue a letter requesting payment in order to resolve criminal charges.

If you have received a communication that appears to be from the Attorney General's Office, you may report or verify its authenticity by calling the Consumer Complaint Hotline at (888) 468-4454.

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