Sheriff warns of check scam


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On Friday, the Klamath County Sheriff received two suspicious checks issued for larger monetary amounts, at his office delivered through the United States Postal Service.

The checks claimed to have been a settlement from a class action suit involving the, ‘Premier Protein Shake Settlement Program.’ The checks indicate they were issued from the Esquire Bank, New York, NY.

“Everything about the checks looked suspicious,” said Klamath County Sheriff, Chris Kaber.

“We want citizens to know there is apparently a valid nationwide settlement involving Premier Protein Shake, continued Kaber. “A call to Esquire Bank revealed there are fraudulent checks being mailed out as well - that is if the Sheriff’s Office was actually talking to a person from the bank.”

The Sheriff’s Office is having difficulty trusting information received during the call due to confirmation not being provided as promised by the time of this release.

 The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office wishes to remind everyone to be vigilant when receiving unsolicited mail which at first glance appears to be a windfall. 

“If scammers (A.K.A. thieves) will send fraudulent checks to the Sheriff’s Office, they’ll send them to you too,” said Kaber.

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