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Incident Report for Case #2014-165085

Incident Type

Fraud

Incident Date

05/28/2014 - 10:45 AM

Address

6655 McKee Rd. (Copps)

Details

An employee at the Copps store on Mckee Rd. was duped by a phone scam artist this week, and as a result, Copps is likely out more than $15,000. The criminal – a woman - convinced the employee that she was calling from the corporate office and that there was a recall on some reloadable gift cards. The caller told the employee to load $500 on each of 30 Reloadit cards, and then scratch off card numbers. Those numbers were given to the criminal. Somehow, this was all supposed to be part of the corporate recall process. A Copps security staff member told police similar calls were made to other Copps stores, but no one else fell for the scam. Copps' managers are trying to deactivate the cards, but it was not clear if that was going to work. 

Released 05/30/2014 at 11:26 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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