The original email that was sent to the local news agency was poorly worded and contained several grammatical and punctuation errors. The representative claimed to be affiliated with Piper Plastics Inc. in Chandler, Arizona. They also left a phone number with an area code of 443, which is out Maryland.
An officer from the Prescott police contacted the Maryland phone number. Once the officer identified himself, the man who answered the phone hung up. The officer also called Piper Plastics Inc. in Chandler and a manager from the plastic manufacturing company stated his company was not affiliated with Billy Piper Consultants nor had they ever heard of them.
At this point, there is no indication of a crime. The Prescott Police Department would like to remind citizens to protect their personal information and verify the legitimacy of any employer before sharing information with them.
Anyone who would like more information about protecting themselves from fraud can contact the Prescott Police Department at (928) 777-1900 or their local law enforcement agency.