WATCH: You May Get a Check from Walmart Soon — But Ask Yourself Why

Walmart just got hit hard with a scam and now you’re at risk, too.

Just in time for Christmas shopping, thousands of Americans are receiving a forged letter supposedly from Walmart, along with a check that looks totally legit — but it’s not. Make sure that under no circumstances do you cash the check! If you don’t believe us, just ask yourself: Why on Earth would Walmart send you free cash?

As the Massac County Sheriff office in Illinois reports, the letter tells people they have been accepted into the “Quality Control” program for Walmart while detailing their new responsibilities. The check says it can only be activated with the user ID and password. Once the account is set up, the person is supposed to cash the check and begin shopping in Walmart.But once the check is in your account, the scammers will deplete your entire bank account. They already have hit up several people.

If you receive a check like this, do not fall for this trick. Throw your check away immediately.

Be safe and merry this season, ‘kay?