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Mail scams flood Fallbrook


Last updated 2/1/2007 at Noon

“Scam mail is running rampant in Fallbrook,” said John McLelland, Crime Prevention Specialist for the Fallbrook Sheriff’s Substation.

One such operation is sending letters to Fallbrook and Bonsall residents offering an employment opportunity to be a “secret shopper” and be paid to rate their customer service experiences with easily recognizable chain stores such as Wal-Mart, Burger King, Old Navy, Best Buy and more. A cashier’s check is enclosed for the resident (victim) with instructions to place a phone call to the company after they have deposited the bogus check. The calls...

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