Fake Check Scams

December 30, 2016

Fake check scams typically begin when you're sent a check that looks real, but is actually fake. You're told to deposit the "check" and send a portion of the money back to the scam artist or a third person - usually by wire transfer or a reloadable card. After you send the money you soon find out the cashed check was fake and you just sent money to a stranger and the bank is draining all of your accounts to get their money back. Do not fall for this one!