BEWARE: Internet Scam!
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division is investigating an
online "Nigerian Letter Scam" that is affecting local E-bay users. Most
recently, a Franklin woman was contacted by an online buyer desiring to purchase
her product. The purchaser told her that he would send a Cashier's Check
for far more than the purchase price amount and requested that the victim send
the excess amount to a third party due to transfer regulations in their country.
The cashier's check was a fraudulent document; In fact, Sheriff's Investigators
have found that there is a large amount of conterfeit "People's Bank of Northern
Kentucky" Cashier's Checks in circulation. Local online auction site users
should be aware of this scam, do not forward excess money, and contact the
Sheriff's Detective Bill Pfifer for more information at 317-736-2241 or by
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.