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If it sounds too good to be true......

The Waverly Police Department has received several reports of check scams in the area.  The scams come in several forms, but usually involve the victim receiving an unsolicited check informing them they have won a lottery, sweepstakes or other prize.  The victim is often asked to cash or deposit the check and then send the scammers some or all of the cash.  The check will not clear the bank and the victim is left responsible for the insufficient funds, including what was sent to the scammers.

The Police Department encourages anyone who receives one of these check to ignore it and report it to their local police department.  These scammers will often follow-up with phone calls or emails to the victim and can be aggressive in their attempts to get money or account information from them.

“It’s important that you never respond or give any personal information to anyone without a legitimate reason.  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” said Chief of Police Grant Gillespie.  “If you are suspicious of anyone asking for your personal information, don’t give it out and report it to the police.”

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Sunday, March 24, 2019