Mailbox theft and check fraud are on the rise according to a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigator.

Be cautious with your business/personal mail and checks.

Alert your clients, especially as they move, to be cautious with their mail and checks.

Vacant Land Sales Scams continue to be reported. Detecting Fake Sellers is a defense. TGTBT is TGTBT. Pay attention to red flags (e.g., listing out of the blue, cash, quick close, seller far away, seller only communicates through the internet). SCR offers FOREWARN as part of your safety and anti-scam toolkit. Google Alerts for your addresses. Let neighbors and owners association know if you do not intend to sell and to contact you asap if a for sale sign appears on your vacant land.

Posted by: Byron King on 06/08/23 (This information is only accurate as of 06/08/23. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 06/08/23 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email info at or email byron at

This information is not legal advice. This information is intended only to provide general information and may not be relied upon as specific legal guidance. Legal counsel should always be consulted before acting in reliance on this information.