Murray police department interrupts international scam

On February 7th, Murray Police Department officers were dispatched to the UPS store in Murray after they learned that an individual was sending large amounts of money to an address in North Carolina.

It was believed that the person was the victim of a scam.  

The victim stated she had been told she had won a large amount of money and to send money to the North Carolina address for processing fees.  

The amount involved was over $2,000.  

Officers contacted North Carolina authorities and provided the address the money was sent to.

The house was determined to be a suspected drug dealing location.  

A portion of the money was recovered there, but the remainder had allegedly been sent to Jamaica.  

The Murray Police Department reminds the public that legitimate sweepstakes and other contests will never ask for a processing fee or for personal information, and to never send cash in the mail.

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