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New Boston Police Department
Thursday March 13th, 2014 :: 09:55 p.m. EDT


Internet scam warning

The New Boston Police Department would like to issue a warning to the community regarding several internet scams that have been reported recently.

The scams have been perpetrated through Craig’s list as well as e-mails related to “Secret Shopper’s”. Though there are several approaches used to introduce the deal; the general ruse is referred to as a “split deposit” scheme. This scheme has someone receiving a check or money order being mailed to them by UPS or Fed Ex. The received transaction is to deposit the check or money order into your bank account keeping a portion of it for a purchase of a product or service fee. The remainder is to be used to purchase a western union or postal money order and mail it to a different address. The out of state check or money order is returned eventually as counterfeit. Most of these schemes have originated in Texas, Florida and Georgia.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the New Boston Police Department at 603 487-2433.

New Boston Police Department
116 Old Coach Rd
New Boston, NH 03070

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