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Check and Other Money Scams
Check overpayment or money wiring scams are becoming more popular and cleverer. Scam artist contact victims using internet or responding to ads, work from home scams, or sweepstakes winnings letter. The checks in these scams may look real but in reality, they are fraudulent.
Here are some tips for avoiding check scams:
- Don't be duped by a fraudulent check. Some checks may look legitimate. Call the issuing bank and ask to verify the validity of a check.
- Know who you're dealing with, (i.e. confirm a buyer's name, street address, and telephone number). Carefully check sales to a person who pays for a purchase with a check and appears to be in a foreign country.
- If you're selling something over the internet or through a newspaper ad, say "no" to a check for more than your selling price, no matter how tempting the plea or convincing the story.
- Don't wire money back to anyone. Be alert to anyone paying you or giving you money to ask you to wire money back.
If you've been the victim of such a scam, visit your local branch or contact us by phone at (1-866-867-8500).
Learn more by visiting the Fake Checks.org web page http://fakechecks.org/