Resident scammed into buying $14,500 worth of gift cards: Seven Hills Police Blotter – cleveland.com

SEVEN HILLS, Ohio

Scammed, Meadowlane Road: On July 8, a Meadowlane Road resident came to the police station about being a fraud victim.

The woman said she received an email from PayPal saying she purchased $500 with of bitcoin, which she didn’t do.

She called the listed fraud specialist who also told the woman she had a $10,000 purchase on her checking account for buying land in Thailand.

The man told her to clear up the issue she needed to purchase gift cards. The woman did just that, buying $14,500 in gift cards.

Then she was told to withdraw $10,000 in cash to set up a new account. Luckily the bank wouldn’t allow her to complete that transaction.

She was told to buy more gift cards. That’s when the woman realized she was being scammed. There are no suspects. Police are investigating.

Threatening texts, Rockside Road: On July 7, a Rockside Road resident came to the police station regarding recent threatening text messages he received on his phone.

The man said he owns a Brook Park rental home. He currently is evicting a tenant who had trouble making the rent.

The threatening messages referenced the eviction. He believed the father of the women’s kids or her current boyfriend could be behind the threats.

The resident said he reached out to the tenant, who didn’t know anything about the texts. Police are investigating.

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