Marketplace Fraud

Hanover Police continues to investigate a Fraud which occurred on Friday, September 2nd, 2022. The victim had purchased a washing machine through Facebook Marketplace. The victim agreed to pay a sum of money as a deposit to hold the appliance. After transferring the funds the seller ceased all contact with the victim. Hanover Police are reminding everyone to never transfer money to unknown persons without confirming the legitimacy of the transaction. You should attempt to meet in person and always view the item that is being offered for sale.  If anyone has information about this occurrence 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.