The Attorney General's office warned of a letter being sent its office telling the recipient their identity was used in connection with a purchase from an online retailer.

The letter using the letterhead of the New Hampshire Deputy Attorney General claims that any account both financial and non-financial connected to the alleged compromised account will be shut down and includes a fake phone number not associated with the Attorney General's office.

A resident who received the letter and called the fake phone number in the letter and was asked to send gift cards, cash and photos of the gift card numbers. They were also asked to send their Social Security number and personal information.

"Be wary of any unexpected correspondence purporting to be from a law enforcement agency, including the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, seeking personal identifying information, including your social security number," Formella said.

Formella said that no one from his office would send a letter like that and no law enforcement agency would ask for cash or gift cards. If you receive this or any scam letter Formella said to contact your local police.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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