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Scams are on the rise nationwide and scammers are finding that Newport is no exception when it comes to finding victims who might be likely to fall for the latest con artist tactics. When it comes to protecting yourself, common sense is your best weapon. Be suspicious. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. A stranger is not going to mail you a check without there being a catch involved -- it's always beneficial to the scammer, but it could leave you thousands of dollars in the hole!
Some of the most recent scams attempted here in Newport are:
August 7, 2014 - The Newport Police Department has received several complaints from citizens regarding a money scan involving “Green Dot MoneyPak” cards. A “Green Dot MoneyPak” card allows the purchaser to load money on the card from another source, such as their checking account. The cards can be loaded up to $500 dollars.
Read Green_Dot_MoneyPak_Scam for more information.
Click on the link for more information on other scams.
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Newport Police Department - (541)-574-3348
Tipline - (541)-574-5455