Fraud Alert – Monday, March 18, 2013 – Lacey Township

Fraud Alert – Monday, March 18, 2013 – Lacey Township

Fraud – A Forked River resident reported that he wired $8,700.00 to an account in Georgia through what he believed was “Google Wallet” for the purchase of a vehicle. The victim saw the vehicle on Craig’s List and believed he was buying it from a legitimate person (from Nebraska) with whom he exchanged several emails. After the money was wired, the victim never received the delivery of the truck to his residence, and his emails were no longer being responded to by the person who perpetrated the fraud. The victim contacted Google and they told him that they had nothing to do with this purchase, and he was apparently the victim of a fraud. Frauds of this nature are very common. Residents should be aware and make every effort to confirm the validity of a transaction before wiring or sending money.

 

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