Fake check scam via snail mail reported in Pulaski

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PULASKI, Va. (WFXR) — Scams can come in all forms – by telephone, email, and in the old fashion way – through the mail.

According to Pulaski Police Department, a resident received a letter in the mail with a check and directions to cash the check at the bank, keep some of the money, and return the rest to the sender.

In exchange, the business would be allowed to wrap decal, a car wrap advertisement for a national business chain, on the resident’s vehicle.

On the department’s Facebook page, they recall that the resident did not fall for the scam.

The department cautions residents that any check received in the mail from a random person or business is fake and the consequences of cashing it are costly.

“If you cash it, it will bounce and you will owe the bank that money. These people are typically overseas and are nearly impossible to track,” the post states.

Law enforcement advises residents to stick to an old rule, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.”


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