MPD Issues Scam Warnings

One scam that has been reported in Meridian is called the "Canadian lottery." A victim gets a letter saying he's won a large amount of money, along with a check. The person is told to cash the check, keep a portion and send the rest back for taxes and fees. But the "big prize" never comes.

The other is the "pigeon drop", where the victim is approached in a parking lot by someone claiming to have found a bag of money.

The suspect asks for "good faith" money before sharing the wealth. The victim gives the perpetrator a few thousand and they get a bag of newspaper clippings.

Police urge you to not get taken and to report any such scams to (601)485-1860.