Phone Scam - February 13, 2014
On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 a resident of Westtown Township was contacted by Winners International Pool and advised that he had won a Black Mercedes SUV. The individual stated that the estimated value of total prizes won was $380,000.00. The individual then stated to the resident that he was responsible for the taxes on the vehicle. The resident was advised to go to the nearest Walmart and purchase (3) Green Dot Money Cards with a value of $500.00 each ($1500.00) to cover the taxes. The resident was then advised that the vehicle would be shipped via UPS. The resident ended the conversation with the individuals once an attempt to gather bank account information was made. The resident then contacted police to make a report of this incident.
IT IS ILLEGAL FOR A TELEMARKETER TO REQUEST UPFRONT FEES OR TAXES TO BE PAID IN ORDER TO CLAIM A PRIZE OR SWEEPSTAKES.
The Telemarketing Sales Rule (Federal Trade Commission - Link)
The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department will once again be participating in the DEA National Take Back Initiative which will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Giant Food Store located at 1393 Dilworthtown Crossing (Thornbury Township) located at Route 202 & Dilworthtown Road.
A member of the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department will be at the collection site to collect any unwanted or expired prescription medications.
What type of medications can you submit at collection sites?
Any over the counter, controlled substance or prescription required drugs can be submitted. Tablets, capsules, ointments, creams and liquids will be accepted in its packaging. No need to take medicines out of the original package or container. The public can submit it as is, no need to separate pills or medication in any form.
What items will not be accepted at the collection sites?
Sharpies and syringes will not be accepted due to safety reasons.
Returning your unwanted medicines to a take-back program is the safest and most environmentally protective way to dispose of unused medication.