Longview Police are warning residents of a postal scam involving checks sent in the mail.
The victim is instructed to cash the check contained inside the envelope, go to a local merchant and fill out a survey. Once the victim has completed that "assignment" they are instructed to send a check for a large amount of money back to a specified address, keeping a small amount for their payment," according to Longview Police Department’s facebook.
"... scammers target everyone, but many times the elderly fall prey to these scams." the department says.