November 16, 2016

Police investigate Craigslist check fraud

DELAWARE TWP – State police say an alert consumer protected himself from a check fraud scheme.

The victim told police he was trying to sell an item on Craigslist for$2,300.  He received a check for $4,450 from a potential buyer in Kansas.  The extra money was to cover shipping.

The victim suspected something fishy and contacted his local bank who advised him that the check was fraudulent.  The victim did not lose any money or merchandise. 

State Police remind consumers that Craigslist fraud is widespread.


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