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Sylvester PD warns citizens about scam

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By Len Kiese - bio | email

July 8, 2008

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - Sylvester Police wants to warn people not to fall for check scams making their way into Worth County.  

Over the past several months, they've been alerted to at least a dozen bogus checks that made their way to Sylvester mailboxes. One elderly woman received a $3,760 check Tuesday. She tried to cash it but the bank told her it was bogus.

It's the second one Lieutenant Issac Adams with Sylvester Police has seen just this week.

"They're scamming right now to get money. If it's too good to be true, you need to have it checked. Don't go to the bank with it because you can also be charged with forgery if you present those checks," said Adams.

Adams says the checks often originate in Nigeria and come through Canada. If you receive one, don't cash it. You should alert police.

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