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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Public Safety Announcement“Active E-mail Scam – Stop the Grinch”


The Flagler Beach Police Department is providing this announcement in an effort to warn citizens in our community that there is an active e-mail “scam” occurring locally. “Scammers” are looking to profit on a deal that’s too good to be true. The good news is that there have not been any reported victims in Flagler Beach.

The current scam involves an e-mail from someone claiming to be from the “Office of Inspection Unit” in Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Airport Maryland. The scammer advises that there’s “a consignment that is in a custody at our bondage security ware house vault”. The e-mail continues by stating that “two trunk box consignments bearing a tag identification of your name and e-mail was discovered to contain some reasonable millions sum of money in 100-dollar bills”. The scammer kindly provides a personal cell phone number for you to contact and the e-mail you’ve received comes from a personal hot-mail account. At this point red flags should be raised, and alarms should be sounding; as you have been targeted in a scam.

Please understand that no legitimate Government employee will ever e-mail you about Government business from their personal e-mail accounts regarding Government business, nor will they provide you with their personal cell phones numbers. These scam e-mails are being sent for one reason and one reason only: to take your hard earned money.

If you receive an e-mail of this nature we’re asking citizens do the following;

1. Don’t respond to the e-mail or call the number, and
2. Delete the e-mail.

Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney stated “These scammers had the nerve to e-mail this scam to my work place, so they’re bold and brazen. The holidays are right around the corner, so be alert, be prepared and stop the Grinch!”

If you have any questions regarding this active e-mail scam, please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2024.


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