Coffee Co. Sheriff's Office warns of giveaway check scam

Coffee Co. Sheriff's Office warns of giveaway check scam

COFFEE CO., GA (WALB) - Officials with the Coffee County Sheriff's Office are asking residents to be on the lookout for what they're calling a convincing scam.

According to a Facebook post, the scam centers around a letter claiming the recipient is a winner in a 'Multi-State Lottery Association giveaway."

The letter contains a check that the recipient is instructed to cash and send the funds to a claims manager.

Officials said that if you receive a letter like this in the mail, it is a scam and you should not try to cash the check.

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