Pitt County Sheriff's Office Warns Of Scam

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office is warning of a scam after an alert Greenville resident reported a phone call that just didn't seem to add up

The sheriff's office says the resident received a phone call Tuesday from a "David Dixon" who told her that a package was waiting for her at the Greenville airport. Dixon informed her that he needed a check for $350 to pay the taxes on the package. After the conversation, she questioned the possible exchange and called the sheriff's office.

A deputy called the Washington State number and got detailed information about the $3.5 million that had come through United States Customs, and was now waiting for the Greenville resident to pick up.

The deputy was even given a bank name and routing number to confirm the transaction. The bank, located in Greenville, said that the configuration for the routing number was not valid, and confirmed the suspected scam.

The deputy called Dixon back to notify him of this information, and he disconnected the call.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says it is advising residence of this scam in hopes that no one will become a victim.

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  • by It Takes All Kinds on Jan 3, 2012 at 09:26 PM
    I've found that the only kind of people that are "taken" by this type of scam are the ones looking for a "get rich quick" scheme. Problem is, a person that looks for the easy way out usually is fooled into THINKING that there IS an easy way out. Even when a shortcut is found, there's usually a catch to it. Most easy ways out are in reality, just cheating.
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      by Anthony on Jan 4, 2012 at 11:36 AM in reply to It Takes All Kinds
      Amen to that brother.

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