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Port St. Lucie Police warn residents of a potential scam

Post Date:07/05/2018

On June 28, 2018 a resident of Port St Lucie contacted Port St. Lucie Police due to a suspicious incident.  Police Officers learned that he had been speaking with a person named, “Tina Smith” through an App called “Hangout.”  Tina Smith claimed she is currently serving in the United States Army and is stationed in Syria.  Tina Smith recently asked this resident if she could mail him a package from Syria.  He agreed and was instructed to meet “Pamela” at Ruby Tuesdays.


After becoming suspicious, he contacted Port St. Lucie Police prior to meeting with Pamela.  Police Officers met with Pamela Doss at Ruby Tuesdays, located in St. Lucie West.  Ms. Doss stated to Police Officers that she had been scammed in the past and was merely there to warn the unsuspecting person.


Port St. Lucie Police are asking you to contact Detective Wade Willnow (772-871-5000) if you have had similar experiences with Pamela Doss and/or Tina Smith.  We would also like to remind residents to be cautious when sending or receiving money from overseas, from people whom you have never met.


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