Warning: Possible Mail Scam

The Boston Police Department is currently investigating several reports of fraudulent letters being mailed to residents of the City of Boston.The award letters in question indicate that the recipient has won a cash prize and has 48 hours to claim their prize. Enclosed with the award letter is a check for $2700.00 dollars in the name of the award recipient. The letters instruct the recipients to deposit the check and then wire money for tax purposes to an address in Ottawa, Canada. View a copy of the award letter (PDF file) View a copy of the accompanying check Residents should be on the lookout for these letters. If you receive one of these letters, do not respond, and do not deposit the check. Please contact the Boston Police at the number listed below. Anyone with information regarding this is urged to call the Boston Police Department Special Investigations Unit at 617-343-5922.