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#2277744 - 11/08/22 11:54 PM SAR Suspect
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How much information do you have to have on a scammer to identify them as a suspect? If our customer received a publisher's clearing house letter indicating they had won the big prize, along with a check for $9,000, and to contact the agent for instructions on what to do with the check; is the name and phone number on the letter enough information to have a suspect? The check that came with the letter was not PCH as the payer, it was another business name made out to our customer, which was obviously a fraudulent item.

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#2277760 - 11/09/22 03:45 PM Re: SAR Suspect Snowgirl
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Generally in these instances, the business on the check is either fake or is a legitimte business that had its checks counterfeited. Your subject is the person who forged the check and mailed it to your customer, which you do not know. Depending on how far down the scam rabbit hole your customer went, you may have information on where they were supposed to wire the funds to complete the scam in which case you may have a subject from that information.

Ultimately your SAR investigation should determine whether you have adequate information to identify a subject.
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