WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police are warning about several scams in the area.

Police said there are three types of scams which includes an IRS scam, Craigslist scam, and a check scam.

In the Craigslist scam, someone will claim to have rental property that they don’t have. They will rent it to someone and receive money.

The check scam is a fictitious check often sent in the mail. It will ask the person to send back money for administrative fees.

“They will receive checks in the mail that say they won something. They are asked to send some money back for administrative fees or something similar to that,” said Charley Davidson, Wichita Police Department.

Police say you should follow these tips listed below:

  • Don’t send payment through the mail to someone who you don’t know
  • Don’t give personal information out on the phone
  • Do your homework
  • Trust your instinct