Johnson Co. Police warn residents about lottery letter scam

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. - Police in Johnson County are warning residents to be on the lookout for a lottery letter scam that asks the recipient to deposit a large check into their bank accounts.

The letter addressed from the World International Consumers Sweepstakes in the United Kingdom claims that the recipient entered the contest by using credit or debit cards at Walmart, K-Mart, Sears, Costco, Staples, Home Depot, Lowes and Best Buy.

The letter is accompanied by a check for $3,750.00 and the recipient is asked to immediately deposit the check into their checking account so that they can then receive a larger sum of $150,000. According to the letter, the $3,750.00 check is to pay processing fees for the larger prize.

Johnson County police said the letter was sent to at least one resident in Bargersville, and detectives asked other residents who received similar letters to contact the Johnson County Sheriff's Department at 317-736-9155.

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