Law Enforcement Authorities report a Large increase in fraudulent money orders and winning lottery checks
Feb 23, 2012
FRAUDULENT MONEY ORDERS/WINNING LOTTERY CHECKS
Law Enforcement Authorities report a LARGE increase in fraudulent money orders and winning lottery checks. These items are being circulated via the Internet and U.S. Postal Service.
The correspondence may indicate the receiver has a “Prize Award Claim/Final Notification” of a sweepstakes lottery, inclusive of a claim number. Most state that You Should Not Contact the Financial Institution to Verify. This is a “Red Flag!”
These letters and enclosed prize checks are FRAUDULENT. Recipients should NOT attempt to cash these items or deposit into a bank account. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by a financial institution and you may be subject to prosecution.
Should you have any questions contact your local Law Enforcement Agency or call the Fraud Hotline at 850-651-7674.
Please click here for more information from the Okaloosa County Sheriff: