Awareness saves advertiser from scam
January 31, 2018
After a Valley resident was nearly the victim of a scam involving an advertisement in the classified section of an online edition of the Saratoga Sun, Police Chief Robert Bifano wants to remind people to be wary of anything that sounds too good to be true.
“As long as you pay attention, you can usually see the scams as they are coming,” Bifano said.
The Saratoga Sun was made aware of the most recent scam by Bifano on Friday, Jan. 26. The potential victim of the scheme had been negotiating the sale of an item, but was sent a check for an amount more than the item had been listed for. The...