New Scam Pretends Amarillo Library Needs You To Pay Overdue Bill
Over the summer, we saw a lot of scams hit social media where scammers were pretending to be local businesses. Now, scammers are pretending to be from the Amarillo Library.
You can't make this up.
The Set Up For The Library Scam
The way it starts is that you get an email. This email informs you that you have a significant balance due to the Library for overdue items.
Several red flags here, because that's not how it works.
The Library Doesn't Email You About Overdue Fees
No, the Library is not going to email you regarding a significant fee that you need to take care of. In fact, how many of us have just forgotten about a fee and never heard anything about it until the next time we went to get a book?
I repeat; the Library will not email you. That info comes straight from the Library.
Social Media Alert
The Library addressed the issue on social media. In the alert, they say directly that they will not email you about a balance. So if you do get an email from the Library about a bill, I wouldn't take it too seriously.
Call The Library If You Think You Have A Bill To Pay
Let's say that the scammers email you, and you think there's a chance you have a balance that needs attention. Just pick up your phone, and call the Library. That will clear up any confusion, and if you have a balance you can get it taken care of.