Citizens Alerted to be aware of Scams

September 15, 2010


Media Release: For Immediate Release:  09/13/2010

Media Information, contact HR Specialist Kathy Vernon 276-403-5181



The Martinsville Police Department has been made aware of a new scam involving burial plots/funeral arrangements.

Unknown solicitors have been contacting residents advising them they are calling concerning their prepaid burial plots/funeral arrangements. They state they are "updating their current files" and proceed to ask for personal information such as name, date of birth, social security number, and address.

The Martinsville Police Department wants our citizens to know they should never give out their personal information over the phone.