We all know that some scammers are not too bright, right? I mean, most of them can’t even proofread their own lying emails. The misspellings and incorrect grammar make anyone with a brain cell engaged think, “Waaaaaaait a minute! This guy wants my bonk accont information? Something’s not right here…”
But sending a fake check to the POLICE? You’ve gotta be kidding me…
Richland police could use another $4,000, but the department wasn’t tempted by the cashier’s check it received Friday in the mail from the country of Benin. [Comment by Joe: I’d never heard of it, either. It’s a country that borders Nigeria in west Africa.]
Officer Erica Tungesvik (TUNG’-gus-vik) says officers immediately recognized it as a bogus attempt to learn bank account information if the check were deposited.
Seriously, how does that happen if you’re a scammer? “Dude, I just got gold contact info for some dumbass named Richland Police. I’ll bet you my oldest daughter that this one pays out!”
What did the cops do? Filed a report, naturally. Sadly, that’s probably as far as it will go.