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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A new effort to scam you out of your money comes from the north with an offer that should be resisted.

Former Dougherty County Commissioner David Gambrell got a letter last week informing him he'd won $125,000 in the North American Shoppers Sweepstakes. He also received a check for almost $5,000.

The organization wants you to deposit the check, then call them to claim the prize and send part of the money back. The checks are worthless and Gambrell wants to know why more isn't done to catch the organizations who try to scam innocent people.

"The main reason why I want to bring this out is that our government, they're bailing us out and everything, they need to do something about this kind of junk," said David Gambrell, Scam Recipient.

Gambrell recommends you throw the letter away if you get one. It comes from Canada in a plain envelope. Police say you should be leery of anything that promises you large sums of money in exchange for advance payments or donations.

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