Scammers from Canada trying to rip off West Texans

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

More evidence scammers are out to get your hard earned cash.

A scam artist from Canada has been trying to rip off folks across West Texas.

The Reeves County Sheriff's Office says the person sends a letter with a genuine looking check for 48 hundred dollars.

The letter claims the resident has won 250 thousand dollars, and all they have to do is send 28 hundred dollars back to Canada.

Deputies say obviously it's a fake, and they're warning people who might receive one of these letters to just throw it away.