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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Coudersport State Police Issue Scam Warning

Scam Alert
The Pennsylvania State Police at Coudersport have responded to a variety of different scams, where bunco artists separate victims from their hard earned money. The scams have taken a variety of forms but all end up with the victim sending the bunco artist money.

Due to the frequency and increasing amount of victims, we are once again sending out a warning to beware of these scams. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Below are several variations of the scams that are circulating:

The most common theme is where the victim receives a letter with a counterfeit check. The letter is sometimes after a phone call. The premise of the scam is that the victim won a lottery or sweepstakes, but in order to receive their winnings must pay taxes or fees up front. A counterfeit check is sent to the victim for the amount of the taxes or fees, the victim is asked to cash the check and wire the money to a person in a foreign country.

The bank accepts the check and gives the victim the money up front. The victim then forwards the money to the overseas recipient. The bank then finds out about the check being a counterfeit or forged check, leaving the victim responsible for the amount of the forged check.

Additionally the Nigerian internet scams are still prevalent.

Information relative to numerous scams circulating, is available on a number of websites, including the Pennsylvania State Police website at www.psp.state.pa.us
The Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov
FBI www.fbi.gov
Attorney General's website www.attorney general.gov


Mr Realistic said...

This is no big deal...I get scammed every 2 weeks when I get my paycheck. We are all getting scammed when we pay into the federal and state tax systems and social security because the whole thing is a great big scam so the government politicians can get rich off of our money. Then they have the nerve to tell us they are helping us by handing out Billions of dollars to greedy corporations.

Anonymous said...

You are so right!