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More scams hit residents


COLFAX – The Colfax Police Department has dealt with some new scam angles in the past weeks, these related to Amazon purchases.

In one case, a person received an email notification an item was being shipped. At the bottom of the email was "P.S." in bold font, then advising the victim to contact the fraud department if they did not order the item. Interim Chief Bruce Blood noted the P.S. is "unorthodox" and not something Amazon would typically include in correspondents.

The victim is then "reimbursed" for the item, but the amount in the follow-up email is double the item cost. When the v...

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