« Continue Browsing

e-mail article Print     e-mail article E-mail

Associated Press, Published April 27 2012

Scam involves bogus ND government checks

BISMARCK, N.D. — Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says a new scam involves phony checks supposedly from the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency.

Stenehjem says the scam artists instruct a victim to deposit a bogus check and wire a certain amount of money to a third party. He says a similar scam several years ago used fake checks made to look like they came from the state treasurer's office and the state lottery office.

Stenehjem says a government agency would not operate in such a manner. He says fortunately no one has fallen victim to the latest scam.

Copyright © 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.