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Con doesn't play out how thief would have liked

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TUSCOLA COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A foreign lottery scam attempt didn’t go quite as the crook would have liked.

The Caro Post of the Michigan State Police reports that a Tuscola County resident came to them with a letter claiming that person won a prize of $250,000.

The contained a check for $4,632 and instructed the winner to call a number for further instructions.

Detectives called the number, posing as the winner, and were given instructions to cash the check and mail $3,900 to an address in Texas via UPS.

The person on the other end of the line was very clear to tell them not to take the winning letter to the bank. They claimed if the bank saw the letter they would notify the IRS and the winning money would be taxed.

That’s when the detectives identified themselves. They report the caller started swearing at them and hung up.

MSP reminds people you should never have to provide money to get lottery winnings.

Below is a copy of the letter and check that was sent to the resident.

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