From the Police Department

Beware of Scams -  Check Scams


Do not cash checks mailed to you by unknown persons. Fraudulent checks look so good and come with many security features that banks will often cash them and when they find out the checks are fake, recoup their loss by removing the money from your account. This is a frequent scam as a check is sent to a victim who is told the check is for too much, but to send the extra back via money order or money gram. These scams are done out of the country, out of state, or with P.O. Boxes or other hard to trace locations. If you are not sure what to do, call the Police Department and we can assist in checking the validity of the check. We are not experts, but we are a resource to help before you decide to send your hard earned money to a stranger. Odds are you will never see it again. A great deal of victims are out thousands of dollars in a very short time. Please, do not send money.