If you have received a check from the City of Palestine, Texas addressed to you and you are not a business that has provided products or services to the City of Palestine or a utility customer that is due a refund of your utility deposit, then the check is very likely to be fraudulent.

  1. Please do not follow the directions of the scammers that have sent the check to you, they are generally asking for you to wire them a portion of the funds or requesting bank account information.
  2. The City has safeguards in place for this so the fraudulent check will not clear and if you have given them information or sent them money you are at risk of losing your money, please contact your bank immediately.
  3. See below an example of the checks being sent, the scammers have copied signatures of Sarah Palin or other public figures.