A Milford resident was almost a victim of a scam from a Craig’s List post.
According to Milford Police, a local resident responded to a Craig’s List ad where the individual said he/she was soon moving to Milford. The individual had a medical issue and would need assistance with chores.
The individual said he/she would send $500 initially but asked $300 of that money be wired to another individual in another state for a bill owed. The check appears to be valid.
Individuals often go to banks, cash the checks and wire the money to the other location. Later they are notified the check bounced and the $500 needs to be repaid to the bank.
However, the local resident and one of the local banks discovered the account number was invalid before the check was cashed.
Police say any type of Internet activity that involves monetary transactions which require the recipient to cash a check and send money to a separate location is likely a scam and should be ignored.