DUNWOODY, Ga. — A woman reported to police Nov. 19 that she had received mysterious phone calls from a contact claiming to be with DHL shipping service in China. The suspect claimed that a parcel she sent was stopped during transit and false bank cards were discovered. She was then told that local authorities would assist her with the investigation.
A contact claiming to be with local law enforcement informed the woman that the recipient of her package was arrested and the package was taken into custody. They proceeded to ask the woman for her ID information to continue with the investigation. She provided her name, date of birth, passport information and the banks she used.
After becoming suspicious when told not to contact U.S. authorities, she decided to call the original DHL number used to contact her. The number was out of service and she ended all communication. Police told her to freeze all bank accounts and she was provided with information regarding identity theft.