Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 1:35pm
This is an example of the many types of phone and internet
scams used by oversees groups in an effort to take advantage of otherwise trusting
and unsuspecting victims.† Many times,
especially in this current economy, victims send money in hopes of gaining
financial relief or big rewards.† In
most cases, the Western Union cash transfers are not traceable, preventing
law enforcement from tracking suspects.
If you receive any phone calls, U.S. mail or e-mails in which you are asked to send any amount of money, please do not reply.† Most legal sweepstakes and games of chance do not require the winner to post an earnest or good faith deposit as a processing fee before they process your prize.
itís too good to be true, it usually is!
If you have any questions or if you think you are the
victim of an attempted fraudulent solicitation, please contact the Treasure
Island Police Department at 727-547-4595.
View monthly traffic and crime reports and the TI Police Blotter at http://www.mytreasureisland.org/police/index.htm