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The Taylorsville Police Department is warning residents that despite what they may receive in the mail, they probably haven't won the lottery.
Tuesday afternoon, Lt. Rick Jewell shared details about the latest scam hitting Spencer County mailboxes.
A local resident recently received a letter from the "National Lottery Corporation" in Annapolis, Md., stating she had won part of $550,000.
"Part of the scheme is, she was sent a very official looking check," Jewell said.
The check was made out for $2,556.75 and said it was for insurance fees and processing fees.
"It's very official looking, but this check is not any good," Jewell said.
Jewell said others have fallen victim to the scheme by having the check cashed at a bank and being left responsible for the funds when the check bounces.
"[If you get these checks,] please don't cash them," Jewell said. "If you live in the city, bring it to us, or in the county, take it to the sheriff."
If you have received a similar letter, contact the police department at 477-3231 or 477-5533.