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Peabody Police Department
Friday May 4th, 2012 :: 01:05 p.m. EDT
Advisory

BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT APARTMENTS AND HOMES FOR RENT SEEKING DEPOSIT VIA WIRE TRANSFERS - FRAUD

BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT APARTMENTS AND HOMES FOR RENT SEEKING DEPOSIT VIA WIRE TRANSFERS -> FRAUD. THE PEABODY POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN MADE AWARE OF A RECENT INCIDENT WHERE A HOUSE ADVERTISED FOR SALE BY A LOCAL REALTOR RESULTED IN A FRAUDULENT AD ON CRAIGSLIST OFFERING THE HOUSE FOR RENT AT $900.00 MONTH. PERSONS RESPONDING TO THE AD WERE INSTRUCTED TO SEND $900.00 VIA WESTERN UNION. THIS WAS A SCAM AND ONCE THE MONEY IS SENT IT CAN BE RETRIEVED AT ANY WESTERN UNION OFFICE WORLD WIDE AND THE PARTIES INVOLVED ARE ALMOST NEVER FOUND. VERIFY ALL SUCH SOLICITAIONS WITH FACE TO FACE OR TELEPHONE CAL INTERACTION AT MINIMUM. IT IS BEST TO MEET THE PARTY AT THE PROPERTY IN QUESTION IF YOU FEEL IT IS SAFE TO DO SO. IF YOU HAVE A TRANSACTION THAT APPEARS TO BE FRAUDULENT IN ANY FASHION CONTACT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO VERIFY PARTIES INVOLVED.

Address/Location
Peabody Police Department
6 Allens Ln
Peabody, MA 01960

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 978-531-1212

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