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Couple cashes check received in the mail; Now facing bankruptcy

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HAMPTON, GA (CBS46) -

Who wouldn't like several hundred dollars more in his or her wallet, especially during the holiday shopping season?

People across Georgia are getting checks in their name in the mail. The checks are real. They're called live checks.

But read the fine print.

The checks come with exorbitant interest rates. If you cash one, you could saddle yourself with heavy debt.

A retired couple on a fixed income who didn't really understand the process, now faces bankruptcy.

They decided they Better Call Harry. 

Update

If you would like to help Tony and Glenda Compton, donations can be sent to the attention of Matt Wetherington at The Werner Law Firm, 2860 Piedmont Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30305?

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