Bernie Cave knew it was too good to be true. A check for $4,000 just to shop at a local business and report back on customer service.
Figuring the check would be no good, he deposited it just to make sure. A few days later it was returned, flagged by the bank as "fictitious."
It's a common scenario, according to Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield.
"We actually get fraud complaints all the time," he said.
It is best not to respond to suspect letters, e-mails or phone calls, Benningfield said.