September 19, 2012
Sweepstakes Scam - With Images
A Santa Cruz resident received the following letter and check from a fake group and wanted the public to know about it. The letter was mailed directly to the resident's house. The resident did not cash the check (note that the check looks real and shows the "void" only when xeroxed - which is why "void" appears in the image).
If you receive letters, emails or checks like this that seem too good to be true - they probably are. As always, report suspected scams to our department.