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Fraudulent Auto Sale Listing on Facebook/eBay

On March 10, 2017, a resident reported that she was scammed out of $2,300 when she attempted to purchase a car online.  The victim found a car for sale listed on a “Facebook Garage Sales” page.  The seller claimed to[...]

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Walmart Gift Card As Payment for Ebay/Craigslist Posting

On March 12, 2017, we received a complaint from a citizen who fell prey to a fraudulent auto sale listing.  The victim found a 2004 Acura MDX for sale on Craigslist. The posting advertised that the vehicle was for sale[...]

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Publishers Clearing House Scam

On December 11, 2016, a citizen reported that she fell victim to a scam in which the suspects claimed that she won both the Publishers Clearing House and Reader’s Digest sweepstakes.  Multiple callers called her on multiple times and advised[...]

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Scammer claims loved one in jail needs Target gift cards

On December 1, 2016, we received a complaint from an elderly resident who fell prey to the same scam we alerted our residents to on November 4, 2016.  A woman received a call from a man claiming to be her[...]

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Scammer claims to be loved one in jail

On November 3, 2016, we received a complaint from an elderly resident regarding a “family emergency scam” he fell prey to.  The citizen reported that he received a call from an unfamiliar number in which the caller claimed to be[...]

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Debt collector threatens police action over nonexistent debts

On November 1, 2016, we received a complaint from a citizen regarding an aggressive debt collector using illegal methods to collect a nonexistent debt.  The citizen reported that a debt collector threatened to have felony charges pressed against her if[...]

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Scam Alert: International Internet Boyfriend Who Asks For Money

On October 14, 2016, we received a report from a resident who fell prey to what is referred to as a “romance scam”.  The resident met a man online who claimed to be from London (United Kingdom).  Over the course[...]

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Fake Collection Service Calls

On September 12, 2016, we received a citizen’s complaint regarding a fraudulent call from suspect claiming to be from a collection agency.    The suspect claimed to be from “ASG Legal Services” and “Provision Legal Services”.   The suspect had personal[...]

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Aggressive Door To Door Magazine Sales

On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, we received a complaint from residents of an aggressive door-to-door magazine salesperson in the area of Mallard Creek Run and Oak Point Road. The suspect claimed to be selling magazines and reportedly aggressively demanded that[...]

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Scammer Demands Green Dot Money Pack Payment

On Monday, August 22, 2016, we received a complaint from a resident who fell victim to a telephone scam in which the suspect claimed to be from Ohio Edison and First Energy.  The suspect advised the victim that he was past[...]

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