Check Scams – Don’t Fall For These

check scamsIt’s the con artists’ job to try to part you from your money and they continue to practice their line of work in new ways. One of their latest ploy that is meeting with success and you should be on the look-out for involves sending you a counterfeit check to you for you to deposit. Here’s how the scams work:

You receive an unexpected check for a sizable amount of money in the mail saying that you’ve won some contest (which you never even entered). In order to claim your prize, all you need to do is deposit the check in your bank account, then wire a portion of the funds back to the contest officials to cover your taxes and fees.

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