Written by Leann Pettit
An Upper Dublin Township resident reported to police on Friday, Sept. 20, that he was solicited through the mail to participate in a survey, from which he suffered financial loss.
According to the police report, the resident reported to police that the survey, through a company called "Nobles Research, Inc." solicited him through the mail to participate in a survey that offered a financial reward at the end of the survey. The resident told police that he was provided with specific instructions with a check from Steuben Trust Company in the amount of $3,380.
The instructions, according to the report, the resident was instructed to cash the check in two separate amounts of $1,540. He was instructed to wire $1,540 through two separate Western Union accounts, both with Miami, FL addresses.
After completing the wiring instructions, the resident is to discuss how effective the transfers were to the two separate accounts. However, instead, the resident received a phone call from his bank, left him know that his account was negative $1,540, due to a check he cashed in the amount of $3,380 being a bad check.
The resident provided the Upper Dublin Police with copies of the bad check, as well as a copy of the instructions, which has a signature of "Mark Howard, Nobel Research, Inc." of Tampa, Fla.
No additional information was available from Upper Dublin Police Department.