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Beware of bad check scams

Recent arrest in Schenectady points to need for caution

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From the outside, the package appeared to be important. It was addressed from the official-sounding “Independent National Electoral Commission” in the west African country of Nigeria. It was addressed to an ambassador — an ambassador taking his mail in the diplomatic hub of Schenectady. • Foreign business offers: Scammers pretend to be businessmen or government officials, promising millions. Real companies or officials, though, would never contact strangers in other countries for business propositions. • Love ...

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