Don’t Deposit a Check from a Stranger and Wire Money Back

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Police: Beware the ‘Publishers Clearing House’ Scam — They’re Taking, Not Giving Money

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Here’s how a certain scam works that’s been offered to people in Darien, as described by a town police announcement on Thursday. Remember, you can’t lose if you don’t play: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Man Fleeced Out of $4,600 in Classic Check Fraud Scheme

Check Check Fraud Check Scam 07-21-17
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If you accept a check from someone you don’t know, don’t use part of the proceeds to send money back to the stranger. No matter what the circumstances. That’s the advice police and the Federal Trade Commission give to everyone, because scamming victims this way with false checks is a longstanding problem — one that victimized a 67-year-old Darien man who runs a photography business from his home. (more…) Continue Reading →

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