Summer Scams

By: Sarah Rickert
By: Sarah Rickert

Elaine Thome got a call form a man claiming to lower all her credit card interest rates. They exchanged information because it sounded like a good deal. But then he asked for one more thing, her bank account number. She refused and hung up the phone.

Elaine called the police, and it turned out to be a scam. The number and company he gave were bogus.

Elaine says she's glad she didn't give her account number out because everything could have been gone in a matter of minutes.

But she's not the only one dealing with fraud. An Everest Metro Detective is investigating a local teen for a bogus Internet ad. Detective Steve Meilahn says the teen promised to sell Neon car lights but never intended on delivering them.

Meilahn wants the teen charged and wants him to pay back all 72 victims, and he said if you plan to buy online, investigate the product before you invest your money.


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