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Residents scammed by organizations

By Staff | Jul 19, 2011

HUGHESVILLE – State police reported that area residents lost money in two scams occurring the past few months.

Trooper Paul McGee said a Hughesville couple, ages 38 and 33 were scammed May 31 out $1,500 by an organization calling itself Huntington Financial Trust.

“The Huntington Financial Trust claims to operate out of Alexandria, Va. and offers loans to persons with poor credit rating, ” McGee said. “Anyone having contact with this scam operation is advised to contact law enforcement immediately, and cease all business with this agency.”

In another report, Trooper Brian M. Evarts said a 63 year old Hughesville man was scammed into using the Western Union wiring service to send an unspecified amount of money to destinations outside the country between March 16 and June 16.

The scam is under investigation.