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Check in the Mail

 

Check in the Mail Scam: How It Works

(with video below) The scam occurs this way: the scammer asks for your business services - whatever they might be - and sends you a check with an amount that's much bigger than the one you asked. Then, the criminals acknowledges his mistake but gives you the "green light" to deposit the whole amount in your account. In exchange, you are asked to send him the difference. You do this and the original check bounces a few days later.

Watch the video below to see the sneaky Check in the Mail Scam exposed:

Check With Bigger Amount Scam Video

For exact examples with different twists, check out the Humanitarian Jobs scam, Mystery Shopper scam, and Tutor for Hire scam (all under the Employment Category), as well as the Roommate Moving to Town scam (House/ Properties Category) and the Vacation Rental by Renter scam (Travel Category).

The latest scam on this topic is a check which apprently comes from a company called Consolidated Bottle Corporation. The crooks are pretending to offer jobs and paid gigs if the recipient of the check helps with some market research or with taking survey on behalf of the company.

 

Check in the Mail Scam: How To Avoid

Never deposit a check with an amount bigger than you expected. Ask the scammer to send you a new check. He won't and you will lose the money for the services, but that's better than losing large amounts of money from your bank account.

FBI is cracking on this scam already, but the number of criminals is growing day by day.

 

Check in the Mail Scam: How To Report

Make your family and friends aware of the Check in the Mail scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report Scammers To The FTC Here


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