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Police warn of new scam
July 5, 2017, Canton, MI – The Canton Police Department has taken several reports in recent weeks regarding individuals who have attempted to purchase dogs from out-of-state websites, only to find out they had fallen victim to a scam. The police department urges individuals to be cautious when doing business with unknown persons who requests to be paid by money gram or through a prepaid card such as iTunes or green dot. Honest companies won’t require you to use these payment methods which are near impossible to recover.“If you cannot verify the authenticity of a website, you should be cautious making a purchase, especially if you are requested to pay using an untraceable method such as a money gram,” says Detective Sgt. Daniel Traylor.The police department suggests online consumers follow the tips listed below to best avoid falling victim to a scam:
“It is near impossible to keep up with new scams that are continually surfacing—the best defense against falling victim to fraud is to be an educated consumer,” Traylor adds.