Neosho Police Warn Residents of a Possible Check Scam

Neosho Police Warn Residents of a Possible Check Scam

Officers say they've had several residents recently ask them about checks coming in the mail.
NEOSHO, MO.--- The Neosho Police Department is warning residents of a possible check scam. Officers say they've had several residents recently ask them about checks coming in the mail. A letter is included with the checks, asking people to cash and deposit more than $2,000- wire a lesser amount back to the sender, and then keep the rest for themselves. Police say the checks eventually bounce, so banks are forced to deduct the amount from the account, if there aren't enough funds, people could be sued for the amount. 

"It's best to verify and be sure of who you're dealing with and what the ground rules are for your business relationship," said Chief David McCracken, Neosho Police Department. 

If you get a suspicious check in the mail, Neosho police officers say to contact them at 417-451-8012.
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