Judge urges caution after several people fall victim to scams

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Residents are being warned to be wary of various scams that have ended in several persons facing criminal charges in the courts.

This warning came as a 50-year-old woman stood before the court for sentencing on uttering charges this morning.

The woman pleaded guilty to the offenses, which were committed in 2011 when she attempted to cash two American Express traveler’s checks at a local bank.

The defendant was arrested after bank employees discovered the checks, which amounted to US$ 1000, were fraudulent.

She told the court the checks were sent to her as payment for work she had done online for a company after she responded to an ad that was published in a local newspaper.

The defendant said as part of the arrangement, after the checks were cleared, she was required to remit a portion of the money to the company; ostensibly to pay other employees.

The judge said this defendant is the latest of a number of women who have fallen prey to similar scams.

He said people should run search engine checks to verify the authenticity of companies before responding to job offers.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. To make sure a company is legit check to see if their registered with the BBB( Better Business Bereau). Especially if if there in the United States

  2. Some people need to keep away from technology. it seems the more civilize we become the more inept our logics are.

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