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SCAM ALERT: Mail scam tries to get recepients to cash fake check from Veridian Group

By By KRISTEN COPELAND

FRANKFORT, N.Y. (WKTV) - If you receive a check in the mail from the Veridian Group out of Canada - know that it's a scam!

A 20-year-old from Frankfort was ready to cash in on $4,500...but his dad, Larry Hoffman, who works at the post office, knew right away that it was a fake.

The bank claims to be affiliated with Citi Financial Services. The check has a bank number on it and has all the markings of a legitimate check.

Hoffman is worried about the people who may fall victim to this scam.

"They try and hook people who aren't aware," Hoffman said. "I work for the U.S. Postal Service. We have videos and seminars on scams - especially to the elderly. The elderly are very prone to this. They're victims all the time. If you go on the U.S. Postal Service, there are all sorts of warnings about email scams and mail scams."

The fake company asks that you call a phone number, deposit the check, and send them a portion of the money.

Again, this is a scam!

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