The RCMP are warning residents of Selkirk, Manitoba about a mail scam making the rounds in the community.
Police say people receive a letter from a lottery company or business with a cheque or money order they were not expecting. The letter states to cash the cheque, keep a partial amount of the funds and then transfer the rest to another party.
Those who cash the cheques or money orders may be on the hook for the entire amount if they are found to be fraudulent by a financial institution, plus any fees.
To report such a fraud, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.