The Sheridan Police Department warns Sheridan area residents of a number of Internet scams that are circulating around the area. In a media release issued by the P.D., they advise to never cash checks or money orders received in the mail unsolicited. The scams are showing up through e-mail, US mail, E-Bay, Craig's List and various websites and chat rooms.
The media release states that the scam has many angles, but the end result has to do with asking someone to cash a check or money order and wire the money back to the sender.
Recently U.S. Customs, the U.S. Postal Inspector and the Sheridan Police Department intercepted a delivery of 468 counterfeit money orders totaling just over $433,000 dollars. Most of these scams are being traced to outside of the United States to other Country's, mostly Nigeria.
If you feel that you have been sought out and contacted by one of the scammers, you can contact the Sheridan Police Department at 307-672-2413.