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Another Check Scam Surfaces in Lubbock

Yet another warning to "check" into anything that seems a little too good to be true. That's what Melanie Songer figured out after she received a check in the mail for almost $2000.

The scammers claimed they received her name from the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes, but there was more to it. The letter claimed she had actually won $38,000, but instructed her to cash the first check and then call the company to get the rest of the money.  

"When people see that, all they see is the dollar signs and think I could really use this money," said Songer. "So you have to compare phone calls. Don't be afraid to do that, you'll figure out it's a great big scam."

Songer said she knew it was a scam right from the start, because the word "Pittsburg" was spelled incorrectly on the check.

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