Fraud Alert – Federal Trade Commission warns of new scam from ‘Chinese Consulate’

4/28/18 A new scam is making the rounds and this time the scammers claim to be from the Chinese Consulate office. The callers are targeting people with Chinese last names however, anyone can become a victim, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
People across the country are getting calls and messages saying they have to pick up a package at the Chinese Consulate office or they need to avoid being in trouble with the Chinese Consulate. The caller then asks for your bank account or credit card information, or they tell you to make a bank transfer to them.