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Friday, December 14, 2012

Beware of scam

Garland County Sheriff Larry Sanders would like to make everyone aware of another scam going around.

This one involves the company sending you a Cashier's Check. In this version of the scam you are told that you have won a particular amount of money and they include the Cashier's check for partial payment. However, prior to you depositing the check you must call them and pay the "Government Taxes" directly to the tax agent assigned to you.

We are guessing that once you call the international number, they will ask for a credit card number so that you may pay the "taxes"

After calling the issuing company on the Cashier's Check, we were able to confirm that the check was invalid and that the same check has been being used recently in the scam.

An old adage that is good to go by when receiving these letters, emails and phone calls; "If it's too good to be true, it probably is".

Please remain vigilant and do not give your personal or credit card info to anyone that you are not sure is legitimate.

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