November 20, 1997 in Idaho

Shoshone Sheriff Gets Bank Scam Complaints

From Staff And Wire Reports

The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Department has received several complaints from residents who have been sent letters from Nigeria requesting bank account information to transfer money.

The letters tell residents the author has $21 million trapped in a bank account and needs to send money into the resident’s account. They have been sent in brown envelopes postmarked from Lagos, Nigeria, and have no return address on it.

Deputies said the letter is a scam and advised residents not to give their bank account numbers to strangers.

, DataTimes

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