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CAPE MAY COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) – Officials are warning the public of a recent check scam impacting the Cape May County area.

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Detectives say multiple businesses in the county have received fraudulent checks for items they are selling.

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The checks are written for a sum larger than the amount requested for the item and tend to be written from a large business or municipal accounts.

Cape May County officials say businesses in the area should check their operating accounts for any transactions which appear to be fraudulent.

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Anyone with information on this scam should contact the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135 or report it anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip Line at or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers, 609-465-2800.