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Elburn police reports

• A man, 27, of the 400 block of Conley Drive, Elburn, told police on Aug. 27 that he believed he had been the victim of check fraud. He said he had agreed to participate in the Income Booster Mystery Shopper Group program. To begin the program, he was issued a check for $1,490 and was told to cash it. He was to keep $350 for himself, use a portion of the check to purchase items with, and then wire $990 to someone in New York. He cashed the check Aug. 13 and wired the money the same day. On Aug. 19, he was told by a money transfer company that the check was fraudulent, and he owed $1,515. The man then filed a claim with the bank and notified police.

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