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Incident Report for Case #2018-904717

Incident Type

Fraud

Incident Date

10/23/2018 - 11:30 PM

Address

Ancient Oak Lane

Victim(s)

Male, age 18

Details

MPD detectives are investigating several recent fraud cases where criminals are targeting high school students. In many instances, teens are seeing Snapchat or Instagram posts about making some easy money.

In one recent scam, an 18-year-old student saw a post that read "anyone with a bank account (at a named credit union) want to make some money? Hit My up?" The student later met with a suspect – someone he did not know – and the suspect told the teen he would get $100 by allowing the suspect to briefly deposit a check into the teen's bank account. The suspect would – a short time later - withdraw the amount of the check, which was $1,500.

Like other cases, the teen agreed to give the suspect his online bank account username and password.

The victim contacted the MPD when he learned the deposited check was bogus, and he ended up paying the bank back $1,500.

Detectives believe several suspects are involved in similar scams, and they encourage area teens to be on alert.

Released 11/14/2018 at 3:07 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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