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Portland Officials Warn of Recreation Fee Scam
05/03/2013 04:05 PM ET  

Portland Police say it appears that a Web site called Findsportsnow.com, which claims to offer registration for city-sponsored recreational programs, is a scam.

Portland officials say scammers are bilking residents out of fees for recreation activities in the city, and using a bogus Web site to gather personal information.

Portland Police say a Web site called Findsportsnow.com is claiming to offer registration for city-sponsored programs. The Web site solicits personal information, including credit card numbers, and charges a $2 processing fee for each transaction.

The site claims to be passing the information on to the city, but that's not happening, city officials say. Portland Police are asking anyone who thinks they've been a victim of the scam to contact the department at 207-874-8575

Those who want to register for city activities should do so through the city's official Web site, http://www.portlandmaine.gov/rec/rec.asp.


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