Another local resident recently became the victim of a scam that’s becoming more common across the country.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 63-year old William Wingfield of Hopkinsville says he had been in communication with a company calling itself “Gap Buster” and an individual identifying himself as “Harley Wills” after seeing an online job posting for a survey position.
Wingfield said the man on the phone said his duties were to assess customer service at a Western Union location. The fraudulent company sent the victim what turned out to be a fraudulent cashier’s check for 19-hundred dollars. Wingfield had already deposited the money in his own account and wired it to the Philipines before he could learn the check was fake.
These types of scams happen in every town every day and Hopkinsville Public Information Officer Paul Ray says there are some red flags to look for when something seems too good to be true.
Officer Ray says anytime someone asks you to wire money overseas, it’s a pretty good indication what you are involved with is a scam.
If you are unsure about what could be a scam or have become a victim of a scam, you should contact your local police agency.