1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
September 20, 2002 00:00
The Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division Fraud Detail receives hundreds of complaints each month from citizens who are the victim of Fraud. Citizens should be wary when anyone attempts to convince them to accept a check, even a Cashier's Check, for more than the purchase price of an item. Under no circumstances should any citizen complete any transaction through the mail or the Internet until they have assurance the funds have cleared their bank. Special attention should be paid when conducting financial transaction involving other countries. If you believe you may be the victim of a fraud call 9-1-1.
Sgt. Pete Simpson