Scam Awareness - Part 2 of Series on Credit Card Scam Against Local Bookseller

Barnstable Police Chief talks about scam awareness...
Barnstable Police Chief Matthew Sonnabend speaks with Hyannis News reporter Katherine Joyce Monday. (HN video image)

Editor's Note:  Below is Part 2 of the ongoing series about the complex credit card scam to which a local independent bookseller fell victim, losing thousands of dollars in the process.  Please read previous stories in the Related Content section, below.  We thank our colleagues at Hyannis News for their permission to share this important series with CCToday readers.

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SCAM AWARENESS: Chief Sonnabend shares insights on the sneaky swindling of local bookstore owner…


In part one of this ongoing Special HN Video Report, Tom Phillips, owner of Books By The Sea, outlines a terrible and drawn out elaborate scam he fell victim to, despite doing everything right!

Today, in part two, Barnstable Police Chief Matthew Sonnabend shares his insights on recent scams and what individuals can do to protect themselves.

The following Special HN Video Report was filmed this afternoon outside of Barnstable Police Headquarters…

by Katherine Joyce & Robert Bastille

Also, thank you for following and please stay tuned as we plan on following up with Tom Phillips of Books By The Sea to see how he’s doing. Please take moment to CLICK and visit the GoFundMe page set up to help Tom recuperate… PLEASE CLICK HERE!

Please click on the video linked below to see today's report. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on