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Valdosta Police warn you about bogus checks


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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –Valdosta police warn you to beware of bogus checks in the mail.

They say the checks look official.

The senders ask you to cash or deposit the check then send a money order to an address usually overseas.

In return, you're supposed to be able to keep a few hundred dollars for your trouble.

Police say by the time the victim finds out the check is no good, it's too late.

"If it looks too good to be true then it probably is too good to be true and they need to be aware of those scams," said Valdosta Police Lt. Aaron Kirk.

Police say they haven't seen an influx of the bogus checks, but they want people to be mindful when they get suspicious mail.

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