Fraudulent Advertisements on Craigslist

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Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 18:44


PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2011
Gary Jenkins, Chief of Police
Pullman Police Department
(509) 334-0802


Fraudulent Advertisements on Craigslist

PULLMAN – The Pullman Police Department has recently received two confirmed reports of intentionally fraudulent advertisements on Craigslist directing prospective buyers to call a certain phone number.  The phone number provided in both instances belongs to a local business that did not place the advertisement.  Consequently the business has been inundated with phone calls in response to the fraudulent ads.

The Pullman Police Department has initiated a criminal investigation into the fraudulent activities, which is a class B felony and punishable by a prison sentence of up to 10 years and a fine of up to $20,000.

Anyone with information that may help in the investigation is asked to contact Pullman Police Officer Brandon Koe at (509) 334-0802.


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