HFM ALERT! CAUTION!
It has come to our attention that a third party scam is in operation where a bogus entity is sending checks payable to individual persons, the first step in an extended scam.
The scammer uses the return address of a normal business that it has found online, and a priority mail label, to make the envelope and the fake cashier’s check inside appear more “real” to the recipient. We are aware of one such scam where the checks appear to be paid from “Great Western Bank” or “Amarillo National Bank”.
To be clear: Our firm has no reason to be sending checks to members of the public.
If you receive any envelope containing a check payable to you personally with our firm’s return address, DO NOT deposit the check or engage with anyone who contacts you about the check.
For more consumer guidance about recognizing and avoiding scams, please see the Federal Trade Commission website ftc.gov.
Hartford Financial Management, Inc.
One Constitution Plaza, 9th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
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