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Employees of Langley FCU here helped one member avoid losing $3,600 in a phony check scam.

When LFCU member, Becky Grantham visited LFCU's Yorktown, Va., branch she had with her four $900 United States Postal Money Orders she planned to cash. Grantham had received them from an internet acquaintance who lives in Africa and was told that the cash would help pay for a "much-needed operation."

But Member Service Rep Ashley Topping thought the checks looked suspicious, and directed Grantham to her local post office, where officials confirmed the checks were counterfeit.

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