Phony checks should be ripped up

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 31, 2009

NATCHEZ — Several reports of illicit checks associated with a scam have been reported to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office Thursday.

Investigator Ricky Stevens said county residents have been mailed checks from a Victor Morales of Florida for several thousand dollars.

When the recipient attempts to deposit the money, the scammer is given all the victim’s banking information.

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“If you get one of these checks, just tear it up,” Stevens said.