FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Police are investigating a scam that cost a Framingham resident $3,300.
The larceny was reported on Sunday, October 16 at 10:49 a.m.
The individual was scammed out of $3,300 via a “check scam through CashApp,” said Framingham Police Lt. Rachel Mickens.
The incident happened on Benson Avenue.
Here are some tips from the Federal Trade Commission.
- Never use money from a check to send gift cards, money orders, or wire money to strangers or someone you just met. Many scammers demand that you send money through money transfer services like Western Union or MoneyGram, or buy gift cards and send them the PIN numbers. Once you wire money, or give someone the gift card PINs, it is like giving someone cash. It’s almost impossible to get it back.
- Toss offers that ask you to pay for a prize. If it’s free, you shouldn’t have to pay to get it.
- Don’t accept a check for more than the selling price. You can bet it’s a scam.