The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Police/Courts

August 18, 2013

Fayetteville Police warn about scam

Fayetteville officials warned Friday that residents should be aware of a scam involving the mailing of money orders to and from another country.

According to Fayetteville town officials, the scam invites citizens to “work at home” in several positions, including secret shopper and transferring funds, in addition to other “work at home” positions.

Once applicants respond to an ad, they receive money orders through the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx or UPS and are instructed to deposit the money order into a personal checking account and then to forward a copy of the deposit slip to the scammer’s address.

The address is often in another country, officials reported.

Once the scam artist has the deposit slip, he or she can illegally draw all of the money out of the job applicant’s banking account.

Names being used in the scam include Dr. Denise Roberts and other variations. The money orders may show that they originated in Hickory, N.C.

 

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