Fraud Alert- Regarding Classified Ads and Fake Checks

May 27, 2011 - 2:24 PM

Large Amount Fraudelent Checks Received as "Payment" for Items Posted on Ebay, CraigsList, Classified Ads etc. Bounce When Cashed at the Bank, Costing Fairmont Area Residents Hundreds or even Thousands of Dollars.

The Fairmont Police Department is urging people to be cautious when accepting unsolicited offers or “over payments” for items listed for sale.  Also, don’t respond to unsolicited emails offering secret shopper offers or other offers that require the person to cash checks or send money to an unknown person. If a resident has doubts about the validity of a check or wire transfer request please consult their bank or local law enforcement before taking action.

Click this link to view further details about this current and ongoing scam.