The severity of the scam at Los Alamos(New Mexico) can be summarized by the following statement. That does not include those who did not report about the scam.

“Residents call or enter police headquarters almost daily to report they’ve been scammed, Williams said. “The types of scams out there are endless,” he said. “Of the hundreds of thousands of e-mails these scam artists send out, literally hundreds of people fall for it.”

Also checkout the bulleted guidelines below the news regarding some anti-scam advice, esp. those fake checks!