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Man receives fradulent checks

By Noelle Edwards
nedwards@salisburypost.com
William Evans solved the mystery of two $2,850 checks he got in the mail without explanation.
FedEx delivered the checks, made out to him, Tuesday. When he called the bank whose checks they were, Bank of the West, officials told him the account was fraudulent.
Evans said Wednesday he got an e-mail from a work-at-home Web site he had signed up with, telling him to cash one check, keep $400 and send the balance via Western Union to a financial representative of the company.
The e-mail said he would then be contacted about what to do with the second check.
He had gotten an earlier e-mail from the same company, asking him to list the Walmart stores in his area.
He said he deleted the e-mail because it seemed like a silly assignment.
The name on the checks Evans received Tuesday was Wine Competition Management LLC, and the checks were signed by a Felicia Benson. The address on the invoice was Spring Hill, Fla.
Wine Competition Management LLC did not return phone and e-mail messages.

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