Scam in Morgan County targets tornado victims

If it too good to be true, it probably is. That's the message Sheila Bolin is delivering, after she was delivered what authorities say is a money order scam.

"That's a lot of money, almost 17 hundred dollars," Bolin said.

It's an amount most people would gladly accept, especially with no apparent strings attached.

"That'll pay bills, or be extra, or whatever," continued Bolin.

But Bolin knew there had to be a catch, so she investigated.

"The perforation part on real money orders are on the left hand side, because you have a receipt underneath," Bolin said as she examined her fake money orders.

She took the money orders to the post office in Ezel, and had her suspicions confirmed by staff.

"They're just feeding off of people, the scams. They just continue to feed off of people," said Bolin.

Bolin wants people, especially in nearby West Liberty, that this scam could be coming to their mailbox, and just how convincing it can be.

"The people need to be weary of this when it comes in the mailbox. Don't jump and take it to the bank," said Bolin.

Unfortunately, this isn't a new issue, and the USPS even has tips on identifying fake money orders on their website.


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