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May 15, 2007

Baconton--Check scammers tried to con a south Georgia woman out of thousands of dollars.

On Tuesday morning, UPS delivered an envelope to 54-year-old Glenda Spence in Baconton.

Inside was a check for $2,500 from a California company called Calwax Corporation.  A letter advised her to cash the check and wire part of it to an account in Munford, Alabama.

She immediately contacted the bank listed on the check. A Wells Fargo representative told Spence it was a scam. Now Spence wants to warn others.

"It's the old cliché. If you get something, and it seems too good to be true, believe me, it probably is. Because you just don't get $2500 dollars out of the sky for no reason and no explanation," says Spence.

News 10 couldn't find any proof that the company that supposedly wrote the check exists. Spence plans to report the scam to police.

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