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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

June 18, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Letters and fake checks from identity thieves have been spotted in Albany.

This is a copy of a check for nearly three thousand dollars that was mailed to an employee at the D.A.'s office. A letter with the check offered to pay her to evualate three Albany businesses as a "secret shopper,"and the check was to pay for the purchases.

But D. A. Investigators say the check is bogus, and if cashed will allow the scammers to raid your bank account.

"There is a came organization based ut of Nigeria that has been identified as being probably associated with this particular scam. Like I said, what they are using, cellphones and sweat shops in Canada," says Dougherty Chief Assistant D. A. Greg Edwards.

They believe the check scheme is tied to a foreign crime organization.

Edwards says the check is very realistic, and could fool anyone. The D.A.'s office is warning South Georgians that this check scam has been spotted, and you could receive one. If you do, don't attempt to cash the check-- call the D.A.'s office at 229-431-3233.

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