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New check cashing scam alert

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Better Business Bureau warns about a new scam involving bank checks sent in the mail made out to the addressee.

BBB representatives told us, a check would come with instructions to cash it and then mail some of the money back to the sender.

The check would probably be for a large sum. It would take a couple of days for a bank to cash. And when it turned out illegitimate, the bank would go after the person who cashed it to recover the losses.

"And your bank will take the funds back and hold you responsible for those funds," said Sheryl Bilbrey with BBB.

BBB advised if you do not expect a check in the mail and receive one from someone you don't know, you should throw it away.

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