Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
7500 Odawa Circle
The Tribal Prosecutor’s Office strives to inform the public of unfair, misleading, or deceptive business practices, and to provide information and guidance on other issues of concern. Information provided by the Tribal Prosecutor’s Office is not legal advice.Identity Theft: Identity theft is one of the fastest growing areas of non-violent crime in the United States. By taking a few simple precautions you can decrease the chance that you will become a victim of identity theft.
Foreign Lotteries/Sweepstakes/Contests: You should be suspicious of any mail or email which claims you have won a lottery or sweepstakes. These letters/emails will often ask for personal information or say that you need to pay a fee in order to collect your prize. Scammers may also send what appears to be a real check in the mail with instructions to forward a portion of the check to cover costs. Do not respond, these are scams.
What to do if you believe you’ve been the victim of a scam: If you believe you have been the victim of a scam you should contact your bank and/or credit card companies and inform them that you may have been the victim of a scam. You should try to provide as much detail as you can to these financial institutions. You should also contact law enforcement and let them know what happened; it is likely that other people have been victimized by the same scam. More information on scams and consumer protection is available at the Michigan Attorney General’s website, http://www.mi.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164-17337---,00.html and at Consumer Action, http://www.consumer-action.org/.
7500 Odawa Circle
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
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