Fraud: 200 Block of N. 21st Street Purcellville VA 

A young employee of a business received a phone call from a man claiming to be a law enforcement official who reported that the business had deposited counterfeit money in a bank. The call resulted in the employee purchasing $3000.00 in gift cards at various retail establishments and providing the card and pin numbers to the caller. Police discovered that the number used by the scammer had been likely spoofed, and callers received a “declined” message.

05/14/23 4:49 p.m.

 

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