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New Hampshire AG issues warning about letter scam

January 13, 2020 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s attorney general issued a warning Monday about a fake letter that uses his name and appears to notify recipients about a legal proceeding initiated against them.

The letter appears to be on a Department of Justice letterhead and requests a payment from the recipient as part of the legal proceedings.

The forged letter included missing words. It says “we assume you guilty” and “you are not allowed to visit United States of America” as long as the debt isn’t paid.

Attorney General Gordon MacDonald, in a statement, said, “The Office of the Attorney General would under no circumstances notify individuals by mail that they have been charged with a crime, nor would this office issue a letter requesting payment in order to resolve criminal charges.”