Missoula Police Department Issues New Local Scam Warning
Scammers continue to try every angle they can think of to sucker people out of their money. I had a text message yesterday that said Mathew McConoughey was going to be fired from a project he's working on - and it had a link for me to follow for the story. Hmmm......seemed like a totally believable text from a random phone number I've never seen before! But I resisted the urge to click on the link and found the willpower to delete it.
I saw a story today where a woman lost $100,000 because she was tricked into thinking she was talking to Bruno Mars online and ended up writing a couple large checks to help "Bruno" with "tour issues" because of the pandemic. I feel like I don't have to say this next part - but if a celebrity is asking you for money online - something is fishy and it isn't real. Unless it's Andy Dick......he always seems like he could use a few bucks.
A scam warning has been issued by the Missoula Police Department that started with fake gift certificates to a local hotel - and it's now grown to include additional businesses.
Scammers are claiming to represent the Missoula Chamber of Commerce when issuing the fake gift certificates. I don't have all the details, but I would guess they're attempting to sell the fake certificates for a cheap price to people who think they're getting a good deal that turns out to not exist. If not that, I'm not exactly sure how the scammers would get money out of the deal.
As the Facebook post above states: If you come across the phony gift certificates or have any information - you're asked to contact Missoula Police Officer Jay Gillhouse at (406) 552-6300.
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