On October 11, 2010, the City of Troy Income Tax
Department has received information from a concerned
citizen reference to a possible scam.
resident was contacted by someone identifying
themselves as being from the “State Investigating
Department of New York”, and that they were doing
work for the City of Troy Ohio Income Tax
The caller asked the resident for
personal information that did not appear to be
Indeed this phone call was not
legitimate and the City of Troy Income Department is
not working with any organization associated with
the State Investigating Department of New York.
Any citizen that receives any type of phone calls
claiming to be with the State Investigating
Department of New York or doing work for the City of
Troy Income Department.
You should not give
any personal information to them and if you receive
a call of this type please feel free to contact 911
or the Troy Police Department.
July 23, 2010
The Troy Police Department has received information
from Tom Dunn, the Superintendent of Troy City
Schools, alerting us of a Company in town soliciting
money for Troy City Schools from local businesses.
The company in question is Community Students Inc.
from Oradell, New Jersey. Community Students Inc. is
soliciting money for advertisement for a book cover
sale. This is being done without the support,
knowledge and or approval of the City of Troy
Schools. The School Board has contacted the company
and has request that they stop soliciting on their
behalf. If you are contacted by a representative of
Community Students Inc. please contact 911 or the
Troy Police Department.
January 7, 2010
The City of Troy was recently contacted by an
individual who received a letter and a check for
$3,500 in the mail. The recipient was advised to
send $2,855 to an address in London, England, spend
$100 at selected stores, and keep $350 (apparently
the scammer's math skills aren't all that great). The City was
notified since the company identified in the letter
is within the city limits of Troy.
advised that this is a common scam, and the company
identified has no connection to these illegal
activities. If the recipient were to cash the check
and send the money to London (or wherever), the
recipient would be notified later that the check had
bounced and they were responsible to return the
$3,500 to the bank. The $2,855 sent to London would
be unrecoverable and the recipient would owe $3,500
to the bank where the original check was cashed or
If you receive unexpected funds in the
mail claiming to be a survey payment, lottery
winnings, inheritance, or from another questionable
source, do not cash or deposit the check and have
the funds verified by your financial institution.