Scam Alert from the Victoria Police Department
The Victoria Police Department has just received information about a scam that is happening in our area. A complaint today regarding a fake check/mystery shopper scam in our area was received by VPD.
The complainant said that she received what appeared to be a legitimate cashier’s check for $1200.00 in the mail.
With the check came instructions:
1. Cash the check
2. Purchase $900.00 worth of gift cards
3. Photograph both sides of the gift cards
4. Email the photos to a specified address
5. Keep $300.00 for her troubles
Of course, she didn't fall for it.
Those who do fall for this “easy money” soon discover that the check is a forgery and that they are ultimately responsible for the $1200.00.
I have said this before on the air, 'if it is to good to be true it probably is.'