Fake check scam making its way around the state

It’s the old saying, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor is warning Ohioans that an international mail fraud “fake check” scam has resurfaced in the state that could lead to thousands of dollars in personal losses. Criminals are mailing letters with counterfeit checks instructing recipients to deposit the check and return the amount as a processing fee to “obtain” non-existent settlement or sweepstakes money. The correspondence appears realistic as if from legitimate businesses, including insurance companies, to perpetuate the scam. Taylor warns that, when it is all said and done, there is no settlement or sweepstakes money available for the consumer.

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