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Scam Alert

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Several residents in Electra have received fraudulent checks.

They receive a letter notifying them they are the winner of a sweepstakes drawing.  Attached to the letter is a check made out to them with instructions as to what to do after receiving it. 

The letter instructs the recipient to contact the listed claim agent and gives a telephone number.  From there you will be instructed as to how to claim the remained of the winnings.

The documents tells the recipient they’ve won $550,000 and that the processing fee is $3,000.

One resident in Electra said she say the check and reported it to police to see what they thought.   

If you receive any letters like this, you should not send the check and be sure to contact the police.