Alert: 2-1-2018

Crafton PD took a report today from a resident who was scammed out of a significant amount of money.  The resident received a letter advising her that she had won several hundred thousand dollars in an international sweepstakes drawing.  The resident was sent a check for a few thousand dollars to help pay for the “processing fees” associated with her winnings.  After depositing the check the resident called the “claims agent” who instructed her to send several thousand dollars back to pay for the “processing fees.”  The resident did send the money in cash.  The resident was advised that there was a problem and was requested to send more money.  The “claims agent” requested another substantial amount of money to be sent out and when the resident stated that she did not have that much money the “claims agent” settled for less than half of the amount originally requested.  The resident sent this money in cash as well.  The resident then realized that this was a scam and was out several thousand dollars because the check that she received and deposited bounced.

NEVER SEND CASH TO ANYONE THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW.

IF IT SEEMS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT PROBABLY IS.

LEGIT COMPANIES ARE NOT GOING TO ASK YOU TO SEND MONEY FOR PROCESSING FEES TO PAY FOR WINNINGS.

RESIDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY UPON OBSERVING A SUSPICIOUS PERSON OR SOMETHING THAT APPEARS TO BE SUSPICIOUS.

DO NOT LET PEOPLE THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW ENTER YOUR HOUSE OR USE YOUR PHONE.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO LOCK YOUR VEHICLE(S) AND RESIDENCES ALL OF THE TIME.

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING (Please call 911 immediately, not later)

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