Akron police warn residents about bogus check scam

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AKRON, Ohio — Akron police are warning residents about a check scam in which bogus checks are delivered via UPS.

According to police, the checks are drawn on the business account of Laney Electrical Construction, INC., with a P.O. Box address in Wilmington, North Carolina. Police say the company is legitimate, but the account has been closed.

The checks are printed in the amount of $2,100 to the payee. The ‘payees’ are instructed to deposit the check into their bank account and then mail $500 of it to a specific location.

Police say it is all a scam.

For several tips on how to avoid becoming a victim, click here.

The image below is an example of the scam check being circulated:

scam check