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SCAM: Check being sent in the mail

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Another scam is making its way around Bradley County.  

A citizen told the Bradley County Sheriff's Office that a check came in the mail for more than $4-thousand, the prize for winning the “UK & North America Customer Reward Sweepstakes.” The letter has instructions to call a phone number for details on paying the tax liability of $2,800. The citizen realized it was a scam.

Taxes attached to a legitimate prize would be deducted before it is awarded to the recipient.  Most people realize them for what they are and are not taken in. Many scammers employ scare tactics by threatening imminent arrest unless a payment is made to a specified address. 
Citizens are reminded by the Sheriff's Office,  “If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.”

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