Scam Alert

Description/Transcript: [A Deaf Latina woman is wearing a black top with her hair up in a bun. She is outside with bushes in the background.]  “Hello, My name is Aracelia and I am one of DeafHope’s Empowerment Director. I am here to inform the community and warn that we have been seeing an increase of fraud activity in terms of using our Board President, Julie Rems Smario’s name. Julie is not a DeafHope staff nor is seeking for a personal assistance. If you have been contacted by someone using Julie’s name seeking for a personal assistance and needing you to deposit checks for her and other duties. If the request looks suspicious, please contact police and Indeed (website) authorities and report suspicious activity. We are aware of several incidents and we want the community to know. Thank you.”