Authorities Alerting Public To New Scam

Mon 12-9-2019

(Spirit Lake)-- Authorities are alerting the public to the latest scam making the rounds.

This one consists of a letter that claims the recipient has won a sizable amount of money from the “North America Consumer Promotion Draw”. It goes on to say a check will be mailed to you after you've contacted a claim agent. It then gives a toll free number to call.

The letter also states that a $1,000 processing and insurance fee will need to be paid up front in order to have the check mailed to you.

Here again officials say it's nothing but a scam and that if you receive such a letter in the mail you should just throw it away.

Spirit Lake police say they've had reports of people getting such a letter recently.