Dominicans are among individuals said to have fallen prey to a scam being run on the Internet.
Police Public Relations Officer Inspector John Carbon says the Criminal Investigations Department has discovered a scheme where counterfeit or fake US cheques are posted to people, advising them to cash the cheques.
Those who take the bait are told that they can retain a percentage and return the balance of the proceeds via western union to names and addresses provided.
“Some of the addresses provided are in Turkey. Several Dominican nationals have attempted to cash those cheques but it proved unsuccessful,” Carbon has been explaining.
The police are advising citizens to disregard these seemingly attractive ventures because they could be charged as accomplices in a criminal act.
The police are also concerned that participants in the scheme can allow international criminal networks to exploit the scarce resources of the country.
Those with information on the alleged scheme are being encouraged to contact the CID in person or by telephone 2665157/5165/5185
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