Lansdale Police are investigating an apparent fraud that left a borough woman with a frozen bank account.
Police say the 25-year-old Susquehanna Avenue resident applied for what she thought was a legitimate job after seeing an ad on Craig’s List. Her would-be boss told her by email to deposit a check that was mailed to her, keep $400 and wire the rest to overseas accounts. The check was phony, and she’s out about $3,000. Police advise all residents to be wary of the scam, which is becoming prevalent, and never withdraw money from an account until after a check deposit clears.