Nicollet County Scam Warnings 10 Jan 12

The Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning about a pair of scams currently circulating around the local area. The first scam involves the website Craigslist. If you are selling something on Craigslist and the buyer sends you extra money, usually hundreds of dollars, this is a scam. The checks look real, but will not clear the bank. Stop replying and contact your local authorities. The other scam involves people calling or e-mailing potential victims concerning their computers being infested with viruses or performing slowly. This is a scam. Never trust someone concerning computer problems unless you contacted them first. The best thing to do in those circumstances would be to bring your computer to a trusted local-area company.