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      Albany police warn about area scams

      Two new scams are hitting Albany and the Albany Police Department is spreading the word to help prevent you from becoming a victim. / File

      Two new scams are hitting Albany and the Albany Police Department is spreading the word to help prevent you from becoming a victim.

      Police say that one scam has an individual posing as an individual from the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office contacting a person about his taxes and then transferring the victim to somoene posing as a representative from the Federal Crim Investigations Department. This person then demanded that the victim go to the bank and withdraw funds to send money for taxes. Police say to be wary of of people posing as law enforcement requesting that you send money.

      The second scam they say you should be on the lookout for involves Craigslist.

      The victim found out about a work from home ad on Craigslist and applied. The woman recieved a check in the mail and was told by the culprits to cash it to buy office equipment and was sent an online message from the culprits asking for the remainder of the money back.

      Turns out that the check was counterfeit and the bank was able to stop payment on it.

      Police say to be careful when applying from "work at home" ads posted on Craigslist.
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