A citizen reported receiving a package from Dennis Matheny, of Clifton, Virginia, in the mail. Inside the package was a letter claiming to be from RTi Customer Research Inc. The letter claims that you have been selected to be a secret shopper and there is a postal money order inside. Your job is to Western Union a portion of the money and keep the rest. There are several reports of this being a scam on the internet. The people that you are receiving the letter from and sending the money to are most likely being scammed as well. They are generally being scammed as a "work from your home computer" employee.
A citizen reported being scammed on Facebook. The scam is not a new one but is being used now over Facebook. Be careful who you "Friend" and definitely beware of supposed US military personnel trying to ship money to you out of Iraq or Afghanistan. Most of these scams involve you keeping some of the money and sending the rest to another location. And as always, be careful about what personal information you give out over the internet.
A citizen reported received a call from someone claiming to be Daniel Hightower. Hightower states that you have won $2.5 million dollars through Publisher's Clearing House and they are going to bring a check to you but you have to give them $250 first. Publisher's Clearing House does not work in that fashion, nor does any legitimate lottery. You should not send anyone or any company money in order to receive a prize of money.
CRD Sgt. Neil Springer