If you have recently lost a loved one, watch out for frauds targeting your family.
Exodus Collection Services bills itself as a debt collection agency for Alliant Bank NA. It is sending invoices to people across the U.S., who have had a recent death in the family. The invoices are addressed to the deceased family member and involve amounts up to $700. The recipients are told to send a check or money order to pay the debt.
The Better Business Bureau of Delaware has found this to be a credit card invoice scam.
There is no Alliant Bank affiliated with Visa or listed with federal agencies. The fraud perpetrator is targeting people who are in a vulnerable state and who may pay the invoice without question, not knowing whether their deceased relative ever incurred such a debt.
Invoices from unknown businesses should be checked out before being paid. Don’t let the threat of the invoice being from a collection agency scare you into paying a bill that isn’t legitimate.