Boston Police Investigate Fraudulent Bridal Show Web SiteDetectives Believe Thousands Have Signed Up To Attend ‘Non-Existent’ Convention
Boston Police Investigate Fraudulent
Bridal Show Web Site
Detectives Believe Thousands Have Signed Up To Attend ‘Non-Existent’ Convention
WHAT: The Boston Police Department has learned of a fraudulent web site inviting individuals to attend a ‘non-existent’ Spring Home and Bridal Show at the Hynes Convention Center from March 5-7, 2010. The site called ‘The Boston 411’ invites potential vendors and attendees to the convention promising elegant wedding displays, demonstrations and samples. Investigators have received information that close to 6,000 individuals and vendors have already signed up.
Detectives would like to take this opportunity to warn other potential victims and also reach out to those who have already been victimized. The Boston Police Department is working in conjunction with the FBI Cyber Crime Unit to investigate this site and its origin.
DATE: Monday, March 1, 2010
TIME: 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Boston Police Headquarters, Media Room
WHO: Detective Steve Blair