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Article updated: 4/1/2013 10:41 AM

Bartlett police report scams


Bartlett police received three scam reports in as many days, only one of which was successful. A Bartlett man received a check for $1,850 March 23 from something purporting to be a mystery shopping service and deposited into his checking account. He then withdrew $1,650 and sent it through Western Union to an unknown subject in Ireland. His bank advised that the check had bounced, and there was nothing they could do to reimburse him for his loss. A Bartlett man received a phone call March 22 from someone pretending to be an FBI agent. The caller told the man there was a warrant for his arrest and requested money. Police advised that this is a common scam that has been reported numerous times. And a Bartlett woman received a letter March 21 stating that she owed a business $2,259 for medical services. She advised an officer that she never received the treatment; the officer said the letter was a scam.

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