Hanover Police continue to investigate a fraud, which occurred on Thursday, January 19th, 2023. The victim in this matter was contacted by the fraudster who claimed to be running a “sting operation”. He requested that the victim purchase several thousand dollars in gift cards to assist in the investigation. The victim complied and provided the gift card numbers over the telephone to the suspect. Hanover Police are reminding everyone to NEVER purchase gift cards on request of unknown individuals. When in doubt contact your police service of jurisdiction if something feels “off” with any transaction request. If anyone has information about this theft, they are asked to contact the Hanover Police Service or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a secure Web Tip.
Hanover Man Defrauded