Fake Check Scams

October 2, 2007

Fake check scams often originate through email. Whatever the set-up, the bottom line is if someone you don't know sends you a check but wants you to wire money back, it's a scam. Be skeptical. There is no legitimate reason for you to wire money back to someone who has paid with a check. If you think you are a victim of a scam you should:

  1. Contact the FTC 1-877-FTC-HELP
  2. Contact your local post office
  3. Contact the Maine Attorney General’s Office: 800-436-2131