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Amarillo police alerting the public about a scam used to steal your identity

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -

The Amarillo Police Department is alerting the public about a scam going around the area.

Authorities say some residents have received a letter in the mail claiming to be from an account manager of a bank in Canada.

The scammer wants the victim to contact them on a personal email account, and claims to want to help you inherit a large amount of money left unclaimed by a deceased person's family who has the same last name as you.

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They will ask for identifying information that can be used to steal your identity and try to get you to pay them before you get any inheritance.

Officials say to be careful and if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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