You know the saying, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is?" This is one of the reasons that saying exists.

According to the post below from the Evansville Police Department's Facebook page Wednesday morning, a new scam is making its way around claiming its targets have won $4.5 million dollars from the Mega Millions Lottery in Spain. All the target needs to do to claim their windfall is send a little money to a "representative" of the lottery to cover the cost of shipping and insurance on the winnings.

If you ever receive a letter such as this, be sure to read it over carefully. Often times there are spelling or grammatical errors that give you a clue to the letters authenticity. For example, in this particular letter, the third paragraph reads, "Your fund is now deposited with bank and insured in your name. Therefore no deduction what so ever is permitted to be made from your fund?" Wait a minute, are you asking me if I'm not permitting a deduction? How would I know? I'm just now finding out I won a bunch of fake money!

The best thing to do with these types of letters is throw them in the garbage. However, if you have elderly relatives who you think could fall for scams like these, be sure to ask if they've received something similar, and let them know it's not real.

[Source: Evansville Police Department via Facebook]