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PTC Police Department: Scam Alert

The PTC Police Department has released an alert about a confirmed scam that has been occurring frequently in our city and throughout the surrounding areas. 

Scenario 1 - Victims selling items via the Internet receive payment with a check for an amount significantly more than the asking price, and the buyer asks the victim to deposit the check and wire a third person the difference. The checks are fraudulent, and victims do not find out until after wiring the money. 

Scenario 2 – The victim receives an email about a business opportunity or an easy way to make some extra “holiday money,” and all that is required is to cash a check, wire most of the money to the offender, and keep the remainder.

Fraud Seminar at Sam's Auditorium, October 26th

The Fayette County Police Department, in conjunction with the United States Secret Service will be conducting a fraud seminar at the Sam’s Auditorium at the LaFayette Educational Center (205 LaFayette Avenue, Fayetteville) on October 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM.

The purpose of the seminar is to provide information on current fraud schemes, ways to protect personal information and what to do if you become a victim.

This event is being sponsored by the Southern Federal Credit Union and the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.

Admission is free, there will be information handed out, a short presentation, a question and answer session and promotional giveaways. All Fayette residents are invited and encouraged to attend.

For additional information about the seminar, contact Fayetteville Police Department Detective Mike Whitlow at 770-719-4222.