NJ warns of scam targeting flood victims

(AP) - Consumer affairs officials are warning floodvictims in New Jersey to beware of a scam.Homeowners in Little Falls received a "Financial RecoveryAwards" letter in

NEWARK - (AP) - Consumer affairs officials are warning floodvictims in New Jersey to beware of a scam.

Homeowners in Little Falls received a "Financial RecoveryAwards" letter in which the "Payment Security Administration"told recipients they'll receive up to $27,500.

Recipients are asked to mail a "processing fee" of $29.97 toCanada.

State Consumer Affairs Consumers Director Thomas Calcagni saysthose who reply are giving an unknown person access to their bankaccount or credit card information.

Calcagni says anyone who has received the mailing should contactthe Consumer Affairs Division.

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

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