North Georgia Area Financial Scam Warning

The LaFayette Police Department would like to warn local citizens of a new money scam that has been reported to the police department. The scam starts with a recipient receiving a FedEx letter advising that they have been issued a check to be part of an auto wrap campaign or as a settlement of a lawsuit. The recipient is then asked to cash or deposit the check with a local bank. A portion of the check is then to be forwarded to an installation company for the auto wrap campaign or for attorney fees. The fees are asked to be sent the same day the check is cashed. A few days later the check returns to the bank as fake and the recipient is out the cash that had been sent to the second location. The police department is asking for everyone to be careful with this type of check.

Picture of an example check used in scam

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