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On July, 3rd, 2019 a township resident reported to the township police that he had been in contact with an unknown person or persons purporting to a be a representative of Lending Tree. The resident advised that he was asked to complete an application to include his name, address, date of birth, social security number, and bank account information. The victim was in communication through telephone and a fraudulent check was deposited into their account. The victim was instructed to obtain Wal-Mart gift cards with the money that was deposited into their account and send a picture of the serial number through text message to show “Good Faith”. The victim later learned that the check was fraudulent and the person(s) purporting to be from Lending Tree were illegitimate.

Date: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Reference ID: 
19-005510

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