HOLLISTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Holliston Police Department is warning the public about an online scam that uses the logo of the Martin Richard Foundation.
The department posted on their Facebook page about the scam after it was brought to their attention by a concerned resident.
In the post, they demonstrated the ways in which you can tell it's a scam.
"Scammers often use logos to makeyou believe something is legitimate, like this one here from the “Martin Richard Foundation”. Yet, the subject line indicates it’s from “Bank of America NY” and goes on to say it’s “from the desk of Dr. Charles Holiday Jr”. He sounds lovely. And fake!" the post reads.
The email message asks the recipient for information like their name, phone number, social security number, bank account number, and license number.
"NEVER give out any of this information," Holliston Police said. "We can’t stress this enough. Scammers just want to steal your money. They can become aggressive and rude too. If you’re ever unsure of a phone call, email or letter, come meet with one of our officers and we can help. Go with your gut, if it seems strange or fake, it more than likely is!"
The Martin Richard Foundation is a charitable organization formed by the parents of the youngest victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.