Sheriff: Lottery letter is a little too good to be true


A scam reported in the area is yet another case of ‘if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.”
A Lebanon resident this week reported receiving a notice purported to be from Star Financial Incorporated, lottery resources management and payment verification. 
The letter claims the recipient has won $250,000 from the consumers sweepstakes held  Nov. 22. The letter also includes what it says is a check for $2,450 to help pay the processing fee, which is reported to be $1,950.
According to a message on, which tracks suspicious and fraudulent messages, the Star Financial letter is an attempt by scammers to get the victim to send the money from their account before the fraud is detected.  In a message on the  site, a person reported that their grandmother had received this letter.  The message said a bank employee told the victim to not deposit the check but to send a letter to the bank and ask for verification. In about a week, she was informed that the account did not exist.

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