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Check recipient warns of mail scam

MITCHELL CO., GA (WALB) -

A man wants to warn people about a scam he nearly became a victim of.

Willie Brown received a letter from what appeared to be from Publisher's Clearing House, along with a check for about $8,000.

When he tried to deposit the check at a bank, they didn't accept it, so he took it to another. He later got a letter from the bank saying the check was no good.

"I want the public to be aware of what's going on. If they receive a check like that, not to try and cash it and put it in their account because if they put it in their account they are going to lose money," Brown said.

He said he tried to contact the number on the letter again, but he said he couldn't get through and no one called him back.

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