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03/24/2022

Officials urge precaution after some Ohio residents were mailed scam checks

WOWK TV

SOUTH POINT, OH (WOWK) – Some Ohio residents claim to have been receiving fake checks in the mail appearing to be from a company in Pennsylvania, Marano Plumbing.

Some checks have reportedly been almost $2,500 and local Ohio officials are urging residents to be aware and take precaution.

“If you’re getting a check from someone that you haven’t worked for or you haven’t claimed or anything like that, it’s going to fraudulent in hopes that you cash it into your bank account so they can get access to your routing number and account number.”

 CODY PENNINGTON, SOUTH POINT POLICE DEPARTMENT SERGEANT

He says, luckily, they haven’t received any calls on this situation yet, but calls about scams in the area are not uncommon.

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