BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) - Bowling Green police are now looking into four separate scams that occurred over the weekend.
The scams range from fake IRS phone calls to false Craigslist listings. Police say this is the season for scams and that everyone should be very cautious when taking an unknown call.
They say one of the scams over the weekend involved a woman receiving a check for almost $2,000 as a payment from someone who had ordered Mary Kay products. Police say the scammers asked her to deposit the check, and then wire back more than $1,800, but the check bounced.
They say another involved a scammer who had listed a home that's for sale as a rental, and then collected deposits from interested renters.
“Anytime you're dealing with someone over the phone, who you don't know - maybe you didn't call them, it's a cold call to you, be very careful about that. Also, make sure you're checking your credit, if anything suspicious pops up, if you start getting flyers, mailings, that you're a preferred customer, well, someone may have taken your information and used that,” said BG Police Major Tony Hetrick.
He says these types of scams can be challenging for police to investigate with technology being so advanced and right now they are warning you about the scams that are going around so that you don't fall victim.
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