Greenville Police warn residents to be aware of local scam
Published 11:38 am Thursday, January 14, 2021
The Greenville Police Department wants the public to be aware of a recent scam attempt that is affecting local residents.
Many residents have received a $3,000 check with a letter asking if they’re interested in being a product sponsor.
The letter instructs residents to deposit the check and then send $2,000 to the company.
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The company will allegedly use the money to create an advertising wrap for your vehicle.
The check sent to residents is fake and will be denied days after depositing it in their account. Anyone who deposits the check will need to repay the money back to the bank.
Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn said it’s important residents remember not to trust any request to cash unknown checks or give out personal information to the people calling or emailing you. Do not cooperate until you can verify their identity.
“Don’t be afraid to ask questions about who these people are and how you can reach them,” he said.” “A red flag that it’s a scam is when they’re hesitant to give you information.”