are reporting a scam brought to the department’s attention by a vigilant
police, the resident late last month reported that he’d received an
unsolicited text message inviting him to have his vehicle “wrapped” by Circo
Vodka. In return for his vehicle’s advertising the product, the resident
would receive a weekly check as well as an upfront payment of $500.
The resident played
along, police said, and subsequently received an overnight package
containing a check in the amount of $1,950 and instructions to deposit it
into his account, keep $500, and use the balance to pay the wrapping
service, which would send a technician to his home.
On taking the check
to his bank, the resident was advised the check was phony. His next stop was
the CPD, in the hope that “by providing his account it may make the
newspaper and save a potential victim from becoming involved in a similar