Fraudulent Checks Hitting CT Households


Please be aware there are fraudulent checks drawn on various banks and credit unions being distributed by mail to local residents. These fraudulent checks look as though they are drawn on the financial institution and come with instructions asking the recipient to use the check to purchase gift cards. The instructions ask the recipient to purchase gift cards from iTunes, the Gap, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, 7 Eleven, Family Dollar and other retail locations. They request the person send images of the gift card numbers by text or email.

Please be aware that none of these checks are valid and is likely the work of a large fraud ring hitting the area.

Below is an example of the type of instructions that come with these fraudulent checks: 

1. Proceed to a nearby Gap store or any clothing store and purchase anything with $30,the purchase item will be kept by you because it is yours.
2. Attached to this email  is a customer feedback form which you are required to fill out and email back to us.
3. Deduct $320 as your weekly commission,your logistics and gift cards charges fee.
4. Purchase ($100 x 25 pieces  = $2,500 ) ITUNES GIFT CARD.

You can only purchase max of 5($100 denomination) gift cards from each of the store. Note: ITUNES GIFT CARD can be purchased with cash, with your debit or credit card. The cards will be used to fund further projects/research, eliminating the need to post you checks for future assignments. After purchase of the cards, open the pack, remove the label in front of the cards and scratch the card gently and send the pictures of the scratch cards and email to us. (Phone camera accepted). The cards can be purchased from most convenience stores and gas station. Below are the nearest location

ITUNES GIFT CARD  Available at: Walmart•  CvsPharmacy •  Walgreens •  RiteAid  • 7Eleven •  DollarGeneral • FamilyDollar    OfficeDepot • AAFES • Circle K •  Village Pantry • Sheetz • Save Mart • Food City • Associated Food Stores

In rare cases where none of the cards are available in your location, kindly inform us in other to give you alternatives. Once the payment has been received, proceed to get the assignment done at your earliest and revert back to us with the feedback form and images of ITUNES GIFT CARDS for verification. Completing assignment fast earns you reward to receive more assignments promptly. I want you to know that completing assignment and sending in the report as soon as funds are available in your account earns you 30% payment increase on your next assignments. A confirmatory of the receipt of this email will be appreciated as we anticipate your prompt response, have a wonderful day.

If you receive a fraudulent check be sure to report it to the institution it is listed as being drawn on. Please DO NOT try to cash or deposit these checks. If you receive anything with Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union listed on it, please be sure to call us at 1.800.526.6933 or 860.513.5000. 

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