Scam Alert

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On 10/26/2020, the Chambersburg Police Dept. was contacted by a resident of the Borough in regards to a scam.  The victim informed CPD that they responded to an email from GBW Solution regarding a job opportunity of being a secret shopper.  After providing GBW with their contact information, they received a check for a significant amount of money along with instructions on how to complete the secret shopper task. The victim was instructed to cash the check and purchase several gift cards once the check cleared.  The victim was instructed to purchase the gift cards and take a picture of each side of the gift card along with a picture of the receipt.  The victim proceeded with the secret shopper task and later found out several days after the check cleared that the check was fraudulent.  

The Chambersburg Police Dept. wants 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.

If you believe that you have been scammed or are being scammed contact the Chambersburg Police Department at 717-264-4131.

Date: 
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 5:30pm

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Reference ID: 
2020-10124

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