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University of Northern Iowa name used in apparent check scam

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

Officials at the University of Northern Iowa say the school's name is being used in an apparent check cashing scam. 

Two envelopes were delivered as returned mail to the University mail room. The envelopes showed the university's address as the return address. Inside, the mailings included a check and instructions telling recipients to go to a website to learn what to do with the check. The website then directed people to send the funds to California via Western Union.

If you receive this mailing, do not cash or deposit the check," said Milissa Wright, UNI interim Director of Public Safety. "If you have already cashed or deposited a check, contact your local law enforcement agency."

Anyone who has already cashed one of these checks can also file a complaint with the FBI online with Internet Crime Complaint Center.

 

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