McLeod County Sheriff Scott Rehmann has issued a warning that there have been reports of a scam targeting county residents.
Rehmann says notices have been sent through the mail notifying recipients that they are “The Lucky Winner of $750,000 in Lottery 7.”
The recipients receive a debit card in the mail with a certain amount of credit on it. They are asked to cash the debit card and then send the cash in the form of a check to another individual in another state. Recipients then receive another letter with another check, advising them they will be receiving a package by UPS.
Sheriff Rehmann says this is a scam, do not respond to this scam, do not cash the check or the debit card.