$100 Became $0, Not the Promised $1,000

Clinton Public Safety responded to Peachtree Street at 17 minutes after midnight Sunday morning on a report of a scam, or fraudulent “Get Rich Quick” scheme. A woman reported that her 17-year-old had seen a message on a social media site about purchasing a $100 card at a national pharmacy location and providing the advertiser with access information. He had been told this would be turned into $1,000. The son followed directions, then lost contact with the person he had corresponded with by phone. Meanwhile, the woman’s bank account now is at Zero.