Scammer fleeces Mount Olive resident of $1,500 by cellphone

Scammer fleeces Mount Olive resident of $1,500 by phone

Posted: Feb. 14, 2019 12:01 am

MOUNT OLIVE —  A township resident was scammed out of $1,500 after she acquired a name from, what she believed to be, a police officer advising her she wanted to ship cash to stop being arrested, police mentioned.

On Feb. 9, the resident responded to Mount Olive Police headquarters to report the fraudulent cellphone name after she was scammed out of the cash throughout two separate events, in keeping with police.

The resident advised police she acquired a cellphone name on Feb. eight from a male who recognized himself as a Mount Olive police officer. The imposter, who had a international accent, suggested her she wanted to ship cash to be able to keep away from being arrested.

The resident obeyed and bought Google Play reward playing cards and despatched them to the caller, police mentioned.

In a press release, Mount Olive Police urged residents to pay attention to cellphone and web scams “that are evolving and changing into extra malicious.”

“Police won’t ever contact a residence or enterprise and ask for cash orders or reward playing cards to be despatched someplace in lieu of being arrested,” police said.

Residents who concern they’re a goal of a rip-off are requested to contact the company the caller is representing, and earlier than sending cash or reward playing cards to anybody, contact police.

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