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Corinth Police Department issues scam alert to local residents

The Corinth Police department issued a scam alert to local residents on Tuesday.

From the Police:

Scam Alert

Please be aware that several residents have received via USPS Priority Mail a fraudulent cashier’s check along with a ‘secret shopper survey’ or ‘customer service evaluation tool’.

The scenario is that the victim purchases select gift cards from particular merchants with funds from the alleged check. The gift card information is then relayed to the malefactor. The check is fraudulent and once negotiated, the burden of redress unfortunately falls on the victim.

We encourage those in receipt of the aforementioned scam to file a complaint with the FTC and USPS using the following links:

Jon R Myers

Jon R Myers is he executive editor of the Mississippi New Group, the largest digital only media company in Mississippi.

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