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DC Sheriff warns of bogus investments

by Gregory Crofton

Several Douglas County residents have received bogus letters from Africa.

The letters, in general, ask recipients to find a place to invest a large amount of money in America. If they do so, the author of the letter states they will be given a substantial chunk of the money.

“These are getting mailed (out),” said Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Lance Modispacher. “I can remember a couple years ago we had some going out to county residents. It’s been an ongoing thing.”

Modispacher is asking residents not to respond to the letters and to throw them away.

A section of one letter states: “Be rest assured that this transaction is hitch free as my father’s colleagues and I have mapped out strategies to give this transaction a diplomatic coverage.

“We have earmarked 30 percent of this sum to you for your participation, 5 percent for any expenditure incurred in course of this transaction and the balance of 65 percent is for me and my colleagues in Ghana. Please note that you shall help invest our share of this money in a viable business in your country after this business is concluded.”

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