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December 20, 2005

Thomasville, Georgia-- Thomasville police are investigating about $8,000 worth of counterfeit money orders.

Detectives say they've been surfacing around town more and more as the holidays approach. Investigators believe the money orders are part of a popular e-mail scam based in South Africa. They say con artists there will flim-flam people in the U.S. into acting as liaisons to cash the bogus money orders. "Nothing is for free. If they're giving you money orders, saying cash this many and you can keep whatever's left over, you're looking for trouble. I mean, obviously this is a scam," says Detective James Coker.

The Secret Service is helping TPD with its investigation since this appears to be an international crime.

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