Fake checks continue to be one of the most common
instruments used to commit fraud against consumers. Before you deposit a check
you weren’t expecting or wire funds to an unknown recipient, here is what you
How do Fake Check Scams Work?
There are many variations of the scam. It usually starts
with someone offering to:
Fraudsters issue you a check or money order worth more than
the amount owed to you and instruct you to wire the excess funds back to them
before receiving your lump sum payment. After you’ve sent the money, you find
out that the check or money order is bogus.
Tips to prevent fake check scams
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