Monday, August 8, 2011

Wal-Mart Shopping Scam

The following SCAM information was received from Wal-Mart to alert Citizens not to do what is asked. 

"We are looking for qualified evaluators to help us check out our new services.  These are the important aspect of your evaluation.
   A Check/Moneyorder of between 800 - 2850 dollars will be mailed out to you.  The funds have been calculated to cover both aspects of this survey.  You will be allocated 150 dollars for the Wal-Mart Shopping Section. 

Remember that everything you buy is totally yours. 

YOUR SECOND EVALUATION (Between 600 - 2550 dollars)
   The 2nd assignment
   Lot of Wal-Mart customers have reported lopses in Money transfer services in some Wal-Mart Stores around the United States. 
   Our need  to act is based on reports and complaints which some customers forwarded anonymously and phone calls that were made to our head office. 

   Agents locations were reported for evaluation for the following reasons:
               Slow Service
               Unbalanced Exchange Rate
               Poor Services
               Rudeness to customers
               Excess charge
     To make a trasfer of funds from the location to our agent in another country as specified in my next email to you with the remaining funds left after you complete your first task.  Funds would be picked up by our agent at the exact location which a customer reported his/her funds stolen from. 

    You will have to record the time at which you got to the Western-Union store and how many minutes it took you to get the service. 

    You will also provide me with the name of the cashier that attended to you along with the name of the Wal-Mart store and address. 

    You will be paid a commission of 200 dollars for completing both tasks. 

    Your report should be drafted and sent to me via email  immediately the 2nd assigment has been completed. 

   Please make sure you reply to this email with the following information below:
         First Name:
         Last Name:
         Street Address (No PO Box pls):
         Zip Code:
         Cell Phone Number/Home Phone Number:
         Current Occupation:
         Alternate Email Address:
         Days/Hours Available:

Further instructions will be sent to you during the week via Email.

Task Co-Ordinator

If you have received or have been contacted reference the above scam please contact the following or your local Law Enforcement Agency:
 Macon County Sheriff's Office, 828-349-2575
 Franklin Police Department,  828-524-2864
 Highlands Police Depatrment, 828-526-1769 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Rose Creek Rape Suspect

Sheriff Robert L. Holland (828) 349-2152
Macon County Sheriff’s Office (828) 349-2104
Detention Center (828) 349-2263
Crime Stoppers (828) 349-2600

Visit our agency website for updates and additional information:
DATE: August 4, 2011

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office responded to an Emergency-911 call at approximately 6:10 pm on Monday August 1st on Rose Creek Cove Road in the Cowee Community. A breaking and entering and sexual assault were reported to have occurred at approximately 5:00 pm on that day. The reporting victim did not know the suspect and his mode of transportation is also unknown.

An investigation started immediately and two Investigators were assigned to the case Monday night at which time they began processing the crime scene and interviewing witnesses. This is an ongoing investigation and the Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from any person that observed any unusual or suspicious activity or individuals in this area, specifically including Highway 28/Bryson City Rd., Bennett Rd., and Rose Creek Rd., on Monday or at any other recent time.

The suspect is described as being a white male, approximately 6 feet tall with short dark brown hair, no facial hair and blue or green eyes. He has a skinny to medium sized frame and a noticeable tan. He was reported to be wearing blue jean shorts, a black t-shirt with pocket and flip flops at the time of the assault. It is possible that he has scratch marks on his body.

Investigators canvassed the neighbors in the Rose Creek area and continue to pursue the information they gathered. Deputies from the Patrol Unit set up road blocks to speak with drivers and residents in the area Tuesday and Wednesday and have passed on additional information to the Investigators. Investigators are being assisted by the Asheville Police Department and met today with the reporting victim and a forensic artist to prepare a sketch of the suspect. The sketch of the suspect is shown below.

Sheriff Holland states: “Although this appears to be an isolated incident, I encourage all residents to take normal security measures and to be aware of their surroundings to ensure their safety. I consider this incident to be our top priority and have instructed all of the Deputies involved to treat this investigation as their highest priority. This investigation will continues and I encourage anyone with any information to contact my Office or Crime Stoppers. I would also like thank the Asheville Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office for their assistance.”