BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – A Bryan enterprise is warning potential college students a couple of rip-off. They’re listening to that somebody is utilizing their identify and likeness and is asking potential college students for private data and cash.
“We heard some data from a 3rd social gathering that they have been known as by somebody known as Black Wolf Group Academy and that they have been asking did they need to get their CDL (business driver license),” mentioned Marlynda Schmid, Proprietor and Coach with Black Wolf CDL Coaching Middle.
“And after they [potential students] say, ‘Sure,’ they [scammers] ask them for his or her private data, their social safety quantity, license, and $100 registration payment. In order that’s one thing that we’d by no means do right here,” mentioned Schmid.
Schmid is fearful the scammers will harm their enterprise’ fame and desires to verify individuals aren’t taken for a trip.
“It’s a bit irritating as a result of we’re right here to place protected drivers on the street. We’re not about making an attempt to rip-off you out of cash,” Schmid mentioned.
At the moment it’s unclear how many individuals have been contacted by the scammers, based on Schmid.
For those who get name a from somebody claiming to be them asking for private data, the corporate says you must name them again at their listed telephone numbers, (979) 704-5005 and (833) 798-4775, or go to them in individual.
“If somebody does name you and ask you if you wish to get your CDL and they’re utilizing any identify related to Black Wolf Group School or Academy or something like that, that ensure that it’s not a rip-off. Come down and see us personally and we’re joyful that can assist you,” Schmid mentioned.
Moreover, Black Wolf CDL Coaching Middle says they are going to by no means ask for cash over the telephone.
The enterprise tells us they aren’t conscious of any of their private college students getting contacted by the scammer thus far, however different individuals locally have.
Bryan Police inform us when you aren’t positive in regards to the enterprise you might be speaking to, to search for their telephone numbers on-line or within the telephone ebook to name them again.
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