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Posted on: May 22, 2018

The City of Sequim Police Department Warns of Two Common Scams

The Sequim Police Department is warning of two common scams that have been reported. 

The first is where someone is setting up PayPal accounts in the victim’s name and sending test packages to the victim that they did not order. Then the suspect buys products on the false account running up a bill and never paying. The victim is notified by a collection agency for PayPal. If you are a victim of this scam, contact PayPal directly, notify your bank of the potential fraud, and notify the Sequim Police Department at (360) 683-7227.

The second is when the victim receives a call from someone pretending to be an attorney or law enforcement officer. They then tell the victim their grandchild or other family member is in jail. The suspect requests cash payment of approximately $7000 or $8000. If you receive this type of call, it is a scam. Hang up and report the call to the Sequim Police Department.
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