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Latest scam: A check in the mail for you

The check sent to a Kingman resident is part of a popular scam that often targets people looking for work.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Western Union is well aware of the “secret shopper” scam and others that make use of the money-sending service. All of them are detailed on their website: www.westernunion.com/us/en/fraudawareness/fraud-types.html<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->For the most part, these scams originate overseas, making it difficult or impossible for U.S.-based law enforcement to track the con artists. The best defense is knowledge and a healthy dose of skepticism. The IRS will not call you and demand immediate payment. If a caller says your grandson is in a Mexican jail and needs bail money, check in with your grandson first before you do anything else. And if an offer comes along where money magically drops in your lap, it may be too good to be true. The Better Business Bureau maintains a database of scam reports that you can check out: www.bbb.org/scamtracker

The check sent to a Kingman resident is part of a popular scam that often targets people looking for work.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Western Union is well aware of the “secret shopper” scam and others that make use of the money-sending service. All of them are detailed on their website: www.westernunion.com/us/en/fraudawareness/fraud-types.html<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->For the most part, these scams originate overseas, making it difficult or impossible for U.S.-based law enforcement to track the con artists. The best defense is knowledge and a healthy dose of skepticism. The IRS will not call you and demand immediate payment. If a caller says your grandson is in a Mexican jail and needs bail money, check in with your grandson first before you do anything else. And if an offer comes along where money magically drops in your lap, it may be too good to be true. The Better Business Bureau maintains a database of scam reports that you can check out: www.bbb.org/scamtracker

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