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Published April 27, 2012, 11:18 AM

Scam involves bogus North Dakota government checks

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (STEHN'-juhm) says a new scam involves phony checks supposedly from the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (STEHN'-juhm) says a new scam involves phony checks supposedly from the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency.

Stenehjem says the scam artists instruct a victim to deposit a bogus check and wire a certain amount of money to a third party. He says a similar scam several years ago used fake checks made to look like they came from the state treasurer's office and the state lottery office.

Stenehjem says a government agency would not operate in such a manner. He says fortunately no one has fallen victim to the latest scam.

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