Columbia police warn residents of potential scams

POSTED: 01:23 PM CDT Aug 20, 2013 
COLUMBIA, Mo. -

The Columbia Police Department is warning residents about two potential scams.

Police say within the last week, officers have handled three reports of fraud. One scam involves transferring money internationally through Western Union while the other scam targets Craigslist users searching for a tutoring job.

Officers are offering residents the following tips:

CPD asks anyone who has been a victim of fraud or a scam to contact authorities.