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Fake Amazon ploy costs resident $7,200

Bloomfield Township police received a call on Thursday, June 25, from a resident to report a fraud complaint. The resident, who lives in the 1000 block of Norminister End, received an email the week prior, on June 18, from who he thought was Amazon, about a computer he did not order. In order to receive a $800 refund he called the number in the email and was told to send his banking information to cancel the order. After he provided his banking information the victim received an email from who he thought was his bank that said the refund deposited was for $8,000 instead of $800. He was told to wire $7,200 back to the suspect to complete the refund, which he did. He realized he was a victim of fraud after he wired the $7,200 and reported what happened to his bank. Bloomfield Township police are investigating.

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