Salisbury Police Blotter: Frauds and Scams

The following information was provided by the Salisbury Township Police Department.

The following information was provided by the Salisbury Township Police Department.

Fraud---A resident in the 700 block of S. Muhlenberg Street reported Sept. 18 they received a renewal notice for Time magazine and sent a $69.95 check to Associated Publishers Network but never received the magazine; caller was later told by Time magazine that company is fraudulent, police said.

Scam----A resident reported Sept. 18 he got a letter with a $3,190 check asking him to be a secret shopper, caller was told to cash the check at Walmart, spend $100 on a list of merchandise, keep $200 as compensation and send $2,870 to an address in the Phillipines, police said.

Fraud---A resident reported Sept. 17 two unauthorized charges were made on his credit card at a Giant in Bethlehem, police said.

Scam---The Salisbury Township Police Chief received a $3,350 check from M&T bank from an unknown sender Sept. 18 that was reported on a fraud list, police said.



Carl W September 30, 2012 at 06:36 PM
There are a lot of "Secret Shopper" fraud scams. Having been one, I thought that I, too, MAY be getting a legitimate money order. Bank showed me why it wasn't. Beware, these are followed by all kinds of "give the money back" letters. Mine included 'E-Mails,' yes, 'E-Mails' coming from "the F.B.I, " say they were "coming to arrest me." As we all know, if the F.B.I. is coming to arrest you for fraud. Yes, the F. B. I. is on it's way to arrest me, and they were 'nice enough' to e-mail me, first. Beware of "(Company names, & noting the positions) are hiring now, by some place, like "scab---." Contacted 2 of the companies, both said they just have their normal application sites.


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