LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mo.– Several Livingston County residents have reported receiving a retail survey and fraudulent check in the mail. Livingston County Sheriff’s Department wants to make the public aware that this is a scam.  scam

The citizen is requested to immediately deposit the large check, keep $300 for their personal fee and spend the specific amount of money at the mentioned retail store and then wire remaining money. The check is a forged document and the entire letter is a scam.

By the time the bank notifies citizens the check is forged, citizens will have already wired the criminals money. Sheriff Steve Cox says no citizens have reported being an actual crime victim to this scam, but many have received letters.

The department urges citizens to destroy the letter and check if you receive it and to contact your local law enforcement agency if you have fallen victim to this or other scams.