Dec 22, 2009 11:27 PM by Stacy Daniel
The Paso Robles Police Department issues a scam alert. Investigators are warning people not to take the bait. Officers say they're seeing a spike in a number of rip-off schemes. Most cases involve a money order operation.
Here's how it works. Detectives say the crooks use the Internet to contact people and offer them a money order for cash.
A bogus company sends you a money order for you to cash and then you're suppose to send the cash back by wire transfer. But, the original money order is fake. And victims lose their money.
Officers say, it's easy to avoid these scams. If anyone you don't know contacts you and asks you for money or personal information, contact your local law enforcement agency.
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