Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is going to make the public aware of some of the scams that they receive daily. CPD knows there are an unlimited amounts of scams, but they are going to try and put out the ones where people have actually suffered a loss.
In Scam #1, a woman received a phone call from a man claiming to represent “The Police Officer’s Alliance,” and they were attempting to get “donations”.
When the woman asked for a website so they could verify the organization was real, the caller claimed they only take mail or phone donations.
The scam was denied.
In Scam #2, the CPD posted info on the following scam in the last couple of weeks. It was a little modified but same type scam.
A college student needed a vehicle and saw a 2010 Honda Accord on Craigslist for $2,000. She contacted the seller who said they were in the military and being deployed in about a week and needed to sell the vehicle quickly.
The seller said a third party would be acting on their behalf to ship the vehicle. The student said she only had $1250 to spend and the seller agreed to the price.
The student was told to send the money on Green Dot cards to a Fort Drum New York address and she would receive confirmation from EBay Motors. The student received confirmation in approximately four hours but the amount paid was not listed.
Shortly after that, an email was received saying a $1,000 more was needed. The student check Craigslist and found the post flagged.
The Scam was Successful!