*****WARNING OF FRAUD GOING ON IN OUR AREA***** *****SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM*****
The Newton County Sheriff's Office has been experiencing a lot of fraud going on here in and around our county. If you receive phone calls or a check in the mail stating that you won a large sum of money and that all you have to do is send a money order, wester union, Wal-Mart cards or green dot cards to certain individual's, *****DO NOT DO IT***** THIS IS A SCAM.
You will loose money you send to them and the check they send you will bounce!!! By the time you deposit the check into you account it will be no good and you would have lost your hard earn money. There is nothing a Newton County Sheriff's Deputy can do for you if you send them money. This scam is coming from oversea's and we don't have the jurisdiction in anywhere but here. Below is an example of just one of the check's that NCSO has received from a Newton County Resident with the instruction's on how the check should be cashed.