Stormer and the Summit County Probate Court, in partnership
with local bank officials, are concerned about your safety
Recently, the Court has been made aware of a new scam targeting
seniors. A person posing as a police officer goes to the home
of the senior and tells them that their accounts have been
compromised. He or she then accompanies the senior to the
bank and convinces them to withdraw large sums of cash from
their bank accounts to “verify” the accounts.
No real law enforcement official would ever do this.
Local banks have been alerted to this practice, and we advise
seniors to discuss large withdrawals with a family member
or a bank representative before the transaction
Each of the area banks has specific procedures in place to
protect the savings of their customers, and large cash withdrawals
will require additional paperwork to be filled out. Contact
your bank to review their current policies and procedures.