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Fayette residents warned of contest scam |

Fayette residents warned of contest scam

| Saturday, May 15, 2010 12:00 a.m

Residents of Fayette County — beware of a countywide contest scam.

State police at Uniontown said the scam is coming to residents in the form of a letter sent out from Universal Trust and Finance Inc.

Police said address on the letter is 2065 King St., Morriston, Canada.

Police said the letter tells the recipient they are the winner of a Super Seven Contest for $250,000.

Police said the letter includes a fraudulent check for $4,885. In return, the recipient is asked to send a money gram of $2,985 for the taxes.

Police urge residents not to respond to this correspondence.

The website, a site with postings by consumers for consumers on scams and consumer complaints, states the Universal Trust and Finance scam has been around since last year. It can also be tracked back to 2005 with different name variations and details.

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