Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff Reports New Job Offer Scam

Published 07/14 2014 10:31PM

Updated 07/14 2014 10:32PM

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office is investigating two cases of fraud after complaints regarding a confidence scam involving reloadable money cards. The first victim lost over $2,800 dollars, and the second victim lost nearly $1,500.

Both scams had the victim believing they had been selected for new employment after receiving an email. Both victims were sent business checks, which they were told to deposit. They were also instructed to used the money to purchase reloadable cash cards. The numbers were to provided to the "employer" in order to verify the purchase of the cash cards were made.

Once the card numbers were obtained by the "employer", the cards were emptied of cash. The original checks the victims deposited failed to clear, leaving each victim responsible for the amount withdrawn to purchase the reloadable cash cards.

The sheriff's office is still gathering information on these scams and will continue to investigate.

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