Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Scam letters have been received this week by several people in Albany and Dougherty County. With the letters are very real looking checks for thousands of dollars made out to the intended victims.
Mary Hill says when she opened the letter, the check inside grabbed her attention immediately. She took a second look because the check was made out from the same bank used for her charge card.
"I got a check from my charge card. So I looked, and I said no charge card is sending me $3,210. So I said this is one of the scam checks," Hill said.
With the check was a letter telling Hill she could make thousands of dollars by being a mystery shopper. All she had to do was wire hundreds of dollars to an address, then cash the check. "Scam, scam, scam!" Hill said.
These con artists target senior citizens, but Hill saw through this scam, and knew that most of them are run out of Canada.
"The name of it is Blue Seal Staffing. The address is Raleigh, North Carolina. But on the stamp is Canada," Hill said.
Hill says she knew it was a scam because of stories we have run warning you, and she wanted to warn her neighbors so they don't fall prey.
"Let somebody know, so they can get it out. So people know these are floating around in Albany."
Mary Hill said the check is very tempting, but warns people not to fall for this scam, or you could be a big loser.
Jonathan Luke from Putney received a similar letter and check Monday, and turned it over to Dougherty County Police. Investigators warn you not to deposit these checks. They are fakes, and it's very likely that the scammers will clean out your checking account if you do.