MPD - Scam Alert

The Menomonie Police Department has shared a scam alert. Information take from the MPD Facebook page.

We received a fraud complaint in which a citizen observed an advertisement on Facebook for pallets of returns from Amazon that were available to order. The citizen ordered one and received earbuds in the mail. Shortly after the package was delivered, the citizen received a call from a scammer stating they had an arrest warrant because of a package that was stopped at the border containing illegal drugs. The caller attempted to obtain personal information which the citizen did not provide.

Please remember to only order products from verified, secure sites (if a website is secure, the URL will read "https:" - the 's' stands for secure) and remember to never provide personal or financial information over the phone.