Seminole PD Warns Locals of Letter Scam
Published: October 25, 2013 - 11:12am by Sentinel Staff
A check cashing scam based out of Detroit, Mich. has been discovered to been taking place within the Seminole community, according to officials with the Seminole Police Dept.
According to SPD Chief of Police, Bernie Kraft, local residents -- especially senior citizens -- are being warned of the scam, entitled "Standard Financial Services."
Scammers, according to Kraft, are mailing out letters to local residents, which claims recipients are prize winners in a lotto-style prize drawing.
Included in the letters is a "processing fee" check, in which the scammers wish for persons to cash and return a portion of money back to the company. And in turn, the scammers claim they will then send the full prize amount owed once the processing fee is received.
"We just want our local residents to be aware this is going around and to not get caught up in this," said Kraft.
The Seminole Sentinel, on Friday, attempted to call a telephone listed in association with the letter -- obtained from the Seminole Police Dept. -- but the phone call went unanswered and message unreturned as of presstime.
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