St.Thomas Police are reminding residents to only cash cheques that are your own following a rash of scams in the city.
According to authorities, scammers will approach clients near the ATM of their bank and ask them to cash their cheques for them because they are having problems doing it themselves.
They will ask you to deposit the cheque through your account on the ATM and they will let you withdraw the funds right away and keep $100. for helping them out. In the end, the cheque is fraudulent and returns NSF and you are on the hook for all the fees. If you encounter one of these scammers, tell them NO and contact the St.Thomas Police.