The Paso Robles Police Department is alerting locals of a scam letter containing a fraudulent sweepstakes check.
A resident forwarded the letter to police Thursday because it had a $4,900 check addressed to him claiming he won a prize from Sweepstakes Lottery Management, officials said.
Police determined the letter was a scam, and are reminding people to forward such letters to the police department for further investigation.
The Paso Robles man's name was not released.
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