Camp Hill Police - Crime Prevention Pages
Protect Yourself Against Criminal Fraud
Most people think they will never fall for a swindle. But remember, P.T. Barnum, the notorious flimflam man of yesteryear, was swindled out of considerable fortunes-twice!
Be alert when you hear:
get rich quick
something for nothing
last chance-you must act now
big money guaranteed, no risk
You are probably hearing from a con man.
According to the US Postal Inspection Service, some popular mail fraud schemes are:
miracle medical cures
Some legitimate ventures are also used to take advantage of the unwary, such as:
high yield investments
Be cautious of unsolicited offers and do not be rushed into hasty deals. Take the time to discuss and understand contracts before you sign.
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