Manlius Police Warn Of Check Washing Scam

Manlius, N.Y. - Manlius Police warning residents of a “check washing” scam that's hitting the area.

Police say scammers use special chemicals to remove ink on checks allowing them to then fill out the payee and amount on a check themselves.

Recently Manlius Police caught and arrested a suspect for stealing mail including numerous checks.

Police advise people to avoid mailing checks if you can, use a gel pen when writing them and keep an eye on your bank account.

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