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A scam is targeting Carbondale businesses


The Carbondale Police Department is warning local businesses about a scam targeting their employees.

On March 15, officers learned an unknown suspect called a business claiming to be a member of law enforcement investigating a deposit shortage.

The caller instructed the employee to pay for the shortage or face legal action and to take money owned by the business and use it to purchase pre-paid credit cards.

The Police Department has received similar reports from two other businesses since this initial investigation.

The police department encourages employers to educate their employees about scams of this nature and never provide account information over the telephone.

Any businesses who may have become a victim of this scam or anyone with questions about scam prevention is encourage to call the Carbondale Police Department at (618) 549-2121.

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