Police: Scammers send fake checks to residents in Darien

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Darien police are warning residents about a scam happening in town.

Police say homeowners have received letters and checks saying they've won a prize from Publisher's Clearing House.

The check is for more than the actual winnings so the scammer attempts to convince the victim to send them the difference.

Once the victim realizes the check is fake, they are left with nothing.

Anyone who comes across this scam or something similar should contact police.

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