Maidstone RCMP are warning citizens of a recent scam.
On Wednesday, March 16th a fraud was reported from a Lashburn resident where a letter was received from ‘Publishers Clearing House,’ stating the victim had won $600.00. Along with the letter was a $16,000 cheque.
The intention was to have the cheque cashed by the victim and a sum of money sent back to the originator, this cheque would later be returned as fraudulent and the victim would be out the sum of money.
RCMP advise the public to be aware of such scams and to report them to police as well as the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm