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.
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