New Madrid Police have received several reports of people getting fraudulent checks in the mail. A letter says that it is for the recipient’s work as a “store evaluator.” You are then encouraged to cash the check and use the money to buy prepaid Visa cards. The letter then asks the recipient to fill out the attached survey with the numbers for the cards purchased and mail the survey back to them. If you cash the so called check YOU will owe money to the bank after it is found to be fake. By that time, the fraud has already played out and the person who sent the fake check is in possession of the prepaid card numbers. Police urge anyone who receives one of these letters to not cash the check. This is currently under investigation by several agencies.