Daviess County Sheriff's Office Warns of Fake Check Scam

The Daviess County Sheriff's Office is asking everyone to keep an eye out for suspicious mail that requests the recipient to cash or deposit an attached check.

Posted: Mar 2, 2021 4:19 PM
Updated: Mar 2, 2021 4:43 PM

The Daviess County Sheriff's Office in Daviess County, Indiana, took to Facebook on Tuesday to warn the public of a new scam.

"If you receive mail with a check or money order enclosed requesting you to cash or deposit it and send an amount back to them, DO NOT DO IT," DCSO said Tuesday.

Here's an example of one of the scam letters, provided by DCSO:

The letter seen above is filled with typos and claims to be from the "Payment Secure Department" - though no such government agency actually exists.

According to the sheriff's office, the checks attached to these fraudulent letters will bounce, and the individual who attempted to cash the check will be liable for the entire amount.

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