Officials warn of new check scam in Rockland

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Law enforcement officials are warning about a new scam popping up in Rockland County.

Many Stony Point residents have received checks or money orders saying they won a foreign lottery, and that they need to deposit the check into a bank account. Authorities say by the time the banks notify people the check is fraudulent, the money is already withdrawn, and customers have to pay the bank back.

Stony Point police are advising residents not to cash or deposit checks or money orders they are not familiar with.

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