Police Blotter: Costly scam reported
A female reported Wednesday that she was the victim of a "secret shopper" scam, where she wired $3,700 at the request of a supposed company through Western Union.
A female reported Wednesday that she was the victim of a “secret shopper” scam, where she wired $3,700 at the request of a supposed company through Western Union.
The Federal Trade Commission writes that the scam usually works where a fake check is sent by an entity represented as a wiring service, which orders the victim to cash the check and wire the money to an address in order to rate the service, usually for a benefit. The victim has to repay the financial institution when the check is revealed as fake.
- Police were notified Wednesday morning of spraypaint at the former Hartfiel Inn on the 500 block of Third Avenue West, which Capt. Dave Wilkie of the Dickinson Police Department confirmed was linked to a spree of spraypaint vandalism going around Dickinson. Around $300 in damage was done.
- A Dodge Intrepid was reported stolen Wednesday afternoon from Mac’s Hardware. There are suspects.