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SCAM ALERT: Old check scam recirculating in Louisiana

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Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 7:30am

An old scam is recirculating in Louisiana. Local law enforcement are reminding citizens to report any attempts of this scam to authorities.

It starts off with someone selling an item that is contacted by an interested person. The interested person decides to purchase it, and then sends a check for over the amount of the item. The person then asks that the seller send a money order back to them for the remaining balance.

An item may be priced for $300, and the interested person may send a check for $600; asking you to send a money order back to them for the remaining $300. By the time the seller figures out that the check bounced, the money order has been sent.

If you receive a request similar to this, please contact the Thibodaux Police Department at (985) 446-7279.

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