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Albany couple bilked by scam

December 20, 2006

Albany -- A retired Albany couple loses 65-hundred dollars in a newspaper classified ad scam, and Sheriff's Investigators worry there are more victims.

The ad in the Albany Herald last month offered to pay people to test local business customer service. A company called Global Consumer Services in Wilmington, Delaware sent the couple a check to deposit in exchange for wiring money grams from several local businesses to a Vancouver address.

The check was phony, and the crooks got the couples' money wired to Canada where many of these type scams are headquartered.

Sheriff's Investigators say the Herald stopped the ad and is helping track the buyer, but there could be other victims.  Lt. Craig Dodd said "we're worried that more people may have acted on the advertisement, and may be in the process of being bilked out of their money."

If you have had any dealings with Global Consumer Services,  call the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office.

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