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Incident Report for Case #2013-355786

Incident Type

Fraud

Incident Date

11/11/2013 - 3:55 PM

Address

800 block S. Park St.

Victim(s)

Female, age 21, Madison

Details

A young Madison woman contacted the MPD this week after receiving threatening phone calls. She was being told that if she did not pay $8,000 by this past Tuesday she would be arrested. The victim has taken a loan out from CashNetUSA, but is not scheduled to start making payments until later this month. She contacted the online loan company and was told not to pay anything to the people who were contacting her. A police sergeant called the number being used by those making threats: 319-237-7074. A woman answered and said the Madison woman either needed to pay or a warrant for her arrest would be issued. The woman refused to tell the sergeant her name, or the name of the company for whom she works. The sergeant told the woman to stop calling the victim, and the woman hung up. The sergeant next advised the victim to contact her bank and make sure there is no suspicious activity on her accounts. She also told the victim to contact her phone company so the above number can be blocked. The sergeant also warned her to send no money to the people calling. 

Released 11/14/2013 at 11:59 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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