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Travel scam popping up by mail

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

The next time you check your mail, be on the lookout for a scam letter.

A travel scam has been claiming victims all across the US and is now starting to find its way into Tri-State mail boxes.

The scam claims to offer two free plane tickets on US Airlines. Police officers say should immediately raise a red flag, because there is no US Airlines.

"This one is not even a legitimate company, but it kinda sounds like a company that would exist," said Officer Kelly VanderMaiden with the Quincy Police Department.

VanderMaiden says if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

"Not even calling the number would be your best bet and just throwing it in the trash."

If anyone has a question about a potential scam, you're asked to call the Better Business Bureau or call the Attorney General's Office to find out what scams have been reported.

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