A warning from the Better Business Bureau is alerting people of a scam that has already victimized at least one Kentucky family.
Cindy Treadway says she and her husband, Dwayne, received a check in the mail for more than four thousand dollars, which they thought was part of a home improvement grant the couple had applied for. But after depositing the check in their account and mailing cash to an enclosed address, the Treadway's learned the check was part of a scam. The check initially was accepted by the bank because of a valid routing number, but later proved to be fake.
Better Business Bureau officials remind people to be leery of any letter with fees to collect sweepstakes or advanced fees on a loan.