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Woodward Township police warn of scam

DUNNSTOWN — An envelope addressed to “Dunnstown Neighbor” is being sent to multiple homes within Dunnstown, Woodward Township Police said.

The letter starts with “Hi Neighbor” and implies that the local neighborhood is using a free website to post items such as for sale, lost pets, crime and safety and local events, police said.

The document then asks a person to go to www.nextdoor.com.join and enter a secret code that allegedly expires in seven days, police said.

The letter was mailed from Fullerton, California and is suspected to be just another method to gain access to personal home computers and steal individuals identities and possibly access bank accounts, police said.

Police are encouraging residents to use extreme caution when receiving requests or documents such as this letter.

The letter reads: “Hi Neighbors! Our neighborhood is now using a free private online network called Nextdoor Dunnstown and you should join us. On this website, we share service provider recommendations, items for sale/free, lost pet notifications, safety updates, local events and much more. It’s 100% free and private – just for our neighbors. Please go to www.nextdoor.com/join and enter this code to join us: xxxxxx. (This code expires in 7 days!) — Your Cosmos Ln neighbors. P.S. There are already 41 posts on Nextdoor Neighbor Dunnstown, including posts about crime and safety issues in the neighborhood.”

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