Police warn of scams

The Clovis Police Department asks that the public please be cautious when contacted by E-mail, phone or mail solicitors about financial schemes promising large amounts of money in exchange for sending money by Western Union or some other money transfer instrument to be a “Mystery or Secret Shopper”, cover foreign taxes or secure a prize. Most of these fraud schemes are taking place outside of the United States in foreign countries, which makes it very difficult for United States law enforcement to ever catch the culprits and once the money has been sent by a fraud victim it is most likely unrecoverable and the victim may be held responsible by their bank or credit union for cashing the fraudulent check.