Closer Look Wrap Up: 1/21/14
A scam is making the rounds locally targeting people by posing as an energy drink program. We sat down with Tyler Patton, Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau.
A Permian Basin consumer was contacted via email by a scammer posing as an energy drink company asking if he would be interested in having his vehicle used for advertising – wrap advertising on vehicle. They sent him a cashier’s check from Capital One Bank via mail and instructed him to send most of it via Western Union to a graphic designer in Hyattsville, MD to pay for the graphics and he will supposedly assign someone in his state to put the graphics on the vehicle. After checking with his bank and ultimately contacting Capital One Bank he found out the check was fraudulent. The BBB warns to be wary of anyone that wants you to wire money or deposit a check and transfer it. Another tip is to be suspicious of any employer or company that doesn't have a brick-and-mortar street and telephone number. Call the telephone number listed and ask to speak to someone in the human resources office