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Notice To Our Advertisers

Counterfeit or fake checks are being used in a growing number of fraudulent schemes. Check overpayment scams target consumers selling cars or other valuable items through classified ads or online auction sites. Unsuspecting sellers get stuck when scammers pass off bogus cashiers checks, corporate checks, or personal checks. If you're selling something, don't accept a check for more than the selling price, no matter how tempting the offer or how convincing the story, especially if it is from an out of town buyer. Ask the buyer to write the check for the correct amount. If the buyer refuses to send the correct amount, return the check. Don't send the merchandise. If you think you've been targeted by a counterfeit check scam, report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Visit www.ftc.gov or call 1-877- FTC-HELP (1-877-382- 4357) for more details or to report suspected fraud. This is a public service announcement brought to you by this newspaper.

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