Monroe sheriff warns of scam coming through mail

Jan. 17, 2019

Posted: Jan 17, 2019 11:07 PM
Updated: Jan 18, 2019 9:28 AM

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mutiple law enforcment agencies in the area are now saying to keep your ey out for scams that have been going on int both lee and monroe counties our own evan hensley now joins us with what scams are going on thank you, both the lee county sheriff and shannon police departments have came out and said that people are calling residents in the area, claming to be members of these law enforcment agencies they are also saying that a warrant is out for their arrest unless that give them money the agencies are saying that these are fake and to report them if they do take place another scam going on in the past few days is here in monroe county this is where a 70 year old woman recieved a check for 90,000 dollars in the mail... sheriff cecil cantrell - monroe county "basically what they were trying to get her to do is take this check an deposit it in her account. keep 9,000 of it and send them the rest." the sheriff says that the check from winapeg canada, and looked legit the woman then took it down to a social security office in columbus to see if she could cash it thats when the notified cantrell of the scam... "and she says that i can't believe that somebody would do me this way. but that how they do it." stand up and law enforcment agencies are encouraging people to come forward if they do come across a check like this in the mail so that they can be notified that this may be going on... law enforcment agencies only way of fighting this scam, is by informing the public one area resident shared his thoughts... james ransom - aberdeen "im 60 years old so i dont appreciate it. i dont appreciate people getting ripped off no scammed nothing like that." "they dont wanna work, they are scam artists and stuff." and cantrell wanted me to echo to people in all areas that if someone ever does call or reach out to you about money, to let law enforcment know, to determine if it is actually legit reporting live in aberdeen, eh wtva
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