Sweepstakes scheme alert

RENSSELAER COUNTY, N.Y.—Reports of Lottery and sweepstakes-style
schemes have been reported.

Sheriff Mahar is warning residents about a mailed letter saying they
are winners of a “Communication Lottery Sweepstakes Million Dollar Drawing.”

The letter is from Allied Co-Operative Brokers Inc. a Division of
Unclaimed Funds. Attached to the letter is a check to cash saying “you are
someone deserving of special treatment”.

This incident serves as a reminder to beware of phone, email, and
letter schemes.

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