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
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.