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Sheriff's Office Warns of Check-Cashing Scam

The Broome County Sheriff's Office is warning people about a mystery/secret shopper scam.

The scam sends people fake checks with instructions to cash them at their bank keep a portion of the funds for themselves and then return the remainder of the money to a person usually overseas.

Scams such as these, create a number of issues for banks as well as the people who are actually cashing the checks. If you are not familiar with the sender of a package or envelope containing a check, you should not cash it. You can also call the Broome County Sheriff's Office at 778-1911.