Scammer Targets Washington Police

When looking for a victim, scammers usually steer clear of people that are likely to get them into trouble, usually but not always.

Police in Richland, Washington revealed to the Tri-city Herald that they had received a check for $4000 from Benin, West Africa. Police said that they immediately recognized it as a scam, whereby the scammers would learn bank details if the check was cashed. It pays to be skeptical when people send you money that you didn’t really earn.


Note: The image is a copy of a fax sent in the course of a Nigerian scam, and is included in this article for conceptual purposes only.
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C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and a reporter at large for We Interrupt and Uberreview. He currently resides in the Japanese countryside approximately two hours from Tokyo - where he has spent the better part of a decade testing his hypothesis that Japan is neither as quirky nor as interesting as others would have you believe.
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