Man Received Fake Checks in Mail
A man told the Lake City Police Department Tuesday (June 2) that he had received two fake checks in the mail.
The checks advised him to cash them at his bank and send part of the money back to Nova Scotia, Canada, and Ireland for taxes.
The victim, Lewis Mobley, stated that he had never been to Ireland nor does he know anyone there, according to the Lake City Police Department press release.
Mobley deposited two fake checks into his personal bank account, and later the bank notified Mobley that both of the checks were counterfeits, according to the release.
Mobley told police that the first check was from Ireland for $4,500. He was supposed to send $3,850 of that money back to Ireland for taxes because he supposedly had won an additional $450,000, according to the release.
The second check from Nova Scotia was for $1,980.50, which he was supposed to cash and send back to Canada because he had won $250,000. Mobley does not know anyone in Canada nor has he been to Canada.
Both checks came back voided from both companies, and now Mobley is out of the money from his bank account.
The Lake City police encourages everyone to beware of scams like this, which are becoming more and more prevalent.
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