Attempted Scams / Scam Alert

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On 6/21/2018, the Chambersburg Police Dept. was contacted by a resident of the Borough in regards to an attempted scam.  The resident was contacted about doing advertisement by placing a sticker on her vehicle to advertise a tire company.  In exchange for advertising for the company, the resident was advised that a check would be sent to her.  The scammer did in fact send a fraudulent check with instructions on what to do with it once receiving it.  The resident did not cash the check and instead contacted police.  The scammers likely would have attempted to get the resident to send money back to them in the form of gift cards, etc after cashing the check. 

On 6/28/2018, a different resident advised that she had been contacted by a soldier in the military (Scammer) going by the name of James S. Landis.  The soldier was in need of $5500.00 in order to have another soldier take his assignment to Syria.  The scammer provided photos and exchanged numerous messages with the intended victim via a messaging service "hang outs".  The intended victim was suspicious of the information provided and contacted police.  Both the intended victims in these attempted scams became suspicious and did not provide any monies to the scammers.  The Chambersburg Police Dept. want residents to be alert to the various types of scams being portrayed and be extra cautious when dealing with unknown person(s) who want them to send money / buy gift cards / money pack cards, etc.  

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

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