'If it sounds too good to be true it probably is'

'If it sounds too good to be true it probably is'

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Roseburg police are urging citizens to not be fooled by a  fraud letter that's going around.

Authorities have seen several letters come through in recent weeks.

Many of the letters are telling recipients they've won prizes. Authorities say 'beware,' because they're only out to get your banking information.

If you do get a suspicious letter in the mail, authorities say not to respond to it. "Nothing is free," said Sgt. Aaron Dunbar of the Roseburg Police Department. "If it sounds too good to be true it probably is, and the thing we tell people is never give out your banking information, never give out your personal information to someone you haven't initiated contact with."

Police say it's difficult to investigate the scams that are generated overseas.

If you get what you think is a scam letter, authorities ask you to report it.