Police Department warns about recent scam

ABERDEEN, S.D. (APD Facebook) – We’ve been advised by the Brown County Sheriff’s Office that a recent scam has been reported to them. This particular scam involved a person who received a bogus check and instructions to cash it, buy personal items for themselves, and to buy and ship Walmart gift cards back to the offenders. We’ve attached a pic of relevant documents.

Don’t forget our golden rules!

1.) Know that no one from the Aberdeen Police Department will ever call you to ask for or demand money. Unless perhaps you’re a close relative and the personal need arises for a new four wheeler.

2.) No one legitimate will ever ask for payment in green dot cards, gift cards, or iTunes credits. People tend to prefer money.

3.) No matter how convincing the man behind the foreign accent is, you did not win a sweepstakes that you did not enter.

4.) There are no Nigerian princes that actually need your help to deposit millions of dollars on their behalves.

5.) Unless your grandchild actually took a trip to Jamaica, it’s not likely that they’re in custody there waiting for you to wire bail money.