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Birch Run Police
Monday June 15th, 2009 :: 09:59 a.m. EDT


Shopping scams

Be aware there are internet and mail scams for At Home Shopping and for Secret Shoppers. Some are real but most ARE NOT. Make sure if you attempt to become a shopper that it is for a real company, the internet site looks good and any mail you get will look real.

You should NEVER send anyone money if they send you a check and ask you to cash it and send them a portion of the money back. You will end up with a bad check and have to pay the bank with your own money. If you cash the check and send some of it to this company, the check will come back NO ACCOUNT and you will be responsible for the money the bank gave you. This will include the money you sent to this bogus company.
If it sounds too good to be true it is NOT TRUE.

Birch Run Police
12060 Heath St
Birch Run, MI 48415

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 989-624-1113

Al Swearengin
Birch Run Police

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