Authorities warn of internet scam

The Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office says quick action by deputies helped to thwart an internet scam. Sargent Shelly Park of the Sanilac County Sheriff’s department says a local resident was contacted through social media by a suspect claiming they were a famous individual trying to help underprivileged teens. The suspect said they did not wish to take credit for supposed good deeds and asked the citizen to send thousand dollars of electronics through the mail which they would reimburse he for. The victim sent electronics to an Annapolis Maryland destination that totaled in excess of 7-thousand dollars. The Sheriff’s office says the community needs to be vigilant for online scammers, and to talk to friends and family about so they do not fall victim. Police were able to recover the package from the Post office and return it to the victim.