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Sheriff warns of the latest scam

Friday, June 13, 2014 - Updated: 9:58 AM

Montgomery County Sheriff Michael Amato is warning the public about another scam.

The scam involves a subject calling a resident, stating that they are collecting money for advertisements in the "Police and Sheriff Tip Report," a publication for national crime tips. They will state that the money is used for the police agency in the resident's area, which is not true, Amato said in a press release.

Once someone agrees to buy the advertisement, they are told they will receive a package via FedEx or UPS. This package will come C.O.D (collect on delivery). If someone accepts the package, they will be required to write a check for $150 to the "Police and Sheriff Tips Report" in Simi Valley, Calif., and give it to the delivery service. Inside the package is a letter thanking the person for purchasing the advertisement and an order confirmation.

Upon checking with the Simi Police Department in California, it was found to be a storefront with no apparent business working out of it, Amato said.

If a resident should receive a phone call like this, hang up, he added.

     

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