Medford Police Department
100 Main Street, Medford, Massachusetts USA 02155
Chief Leo A. Sacco, Jr.

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FRAUDS & SCAMS        

 We have had a number of reports filed recently where people have entered into business agreements and received certified checks from people to pay for services. These Checks are usually for an amount greater than what the agreed upon price was.  Some of these checks were drawn on “The Bank of New York.” Soon after the person who sent the check calls back, and says that they overpaid. They request that the balance of the overpayment be refunded. They ask the victim to send the money via Western Union to Ontario, Canada, and soon after the victims learns that the certified check is a fraud.

 The Medford Police Department would ask anyone participating in any transactions where one of the parties overpays the transaction and requests a payment by Western Union or a similar type wire transfer to exercise extreme caution making sure that the monies that they receive is legitimate and that the check clears (usually 3-5 business days).

For more information please call MEDFORD DETECTIVES: ask to speak with Det. Paul Mackowski/Det. Dave Rooney 781-391-6767