What is a fake check scam?
What are the warning signs?
What are the most common types of fake check scams?
How do I know if itís true that Iíve been selected for a cash grant?
How can I tell if itís a legitimate mystery shopper opportunity?
How can I tell if a check or money order is counterfeit?
How do the scammers find victims?
If I can get the cash, doesn't that mean the check or money order is good?
Why canít my bank, credit union, or check cashing service tell if the check or money order is good?
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7. How do the scammers find victims?
They scan newspapers and online advertisements looking for people who have listed items for sale or places to rent.
They check postings from online job sites or place an ad soliciting contact information.
They meet people through social networking sites, chatrooms, and other places on the ‘Net.
They make phone calls and send faxes, emails or letters to people randomly, knowing that some will take the bait.
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