Crime Prevention Update

October 26, 2017
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Kim Kiley
Crime Prevention Specialist
kkiley@blainemn.gov

763-785-6186

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Bogus Check

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Last week I received an envelope with a two-day priority mail type envelope from a business in Florida.  I opened the envelope and inside was a check for $1,980.  That’s it, nothing else. The business name on the check was different than on the mailing label.  It was from a business out of California.  The check just looks fake.
IF I were to deposit this, my bank would eventually tell me this was a bogus check and I would have to give back the nineteen hundred plus dollars.  So what do these thieves want?  My routing number.  This is the second time I’ve received such an envelope with a fake check.  It’s also
un-nerving that some unknown person(s) knows my name and work address.  But, what they don’t know is what I do for a living, and that I’m smarter than them.  If you were to ever receive such a thing, shred it.  Sadly, some people think the check is valid  and cash it.  You know the rest of the story


FTC's Phone Number Spoofed


The FTC says spammers are spoofing their phone number.  Read about it herehttp://https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/10/call-877-382-4357-hang?utm_source=govdelivery

More news from the FTC https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USFTC/bulletins/1ba414e


Anoka County News


Have you received a copy of the Anoka County New, Volume 2-2017? If you have, it's worth the time to read what's inside.http://www.anokacounty.us/Archive.aspx?AMID=52&Type=Recent



Police Media Report

https://www.blainemn.gov/Archive.aspx?ADID=382


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