LINDEN – Last week, a 35-year-old Linden woman told police she was the victim of an internet fraud scam.
The victim told police that she took a job as “mystery shopper” through an online offer on April 4. She received a check for $2,100 from a Miami, Fla. – based company and deposited it in a local bank account. The victim was instructed to wire $1,565 back to the company via Western Union and take $103 to spend at a local store to evaluate it. She later learned that the original check was bogus and was unable to contact the company.
Police are warning residents to be suspicious of any requests to wire money. If there is any doubt as to the legitimacy of an offer, residents should contact the police department.
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