A man contacted police on Sept. 24 when he discovered that he was bilked out of $1,400 he wired to China. The man, who lives in the West 90s, told police he received checks in the mail for $3,000 and an e-mail requesting him to execute the transfer, using the money from the checks. According to police, a person from Guangzhou, China requested that $1,400 in money orders be sent to China via Western Union. However, after the victim deposited the checks and went ahead with the money order, he found out that the checks were fraudulent.
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