Scammers use fake checks to steal tens of millions

 

Source: Herb Weisbaum, NBC News

You just received a check to pay for something you’re selling on Craigslist or to cover your first assignment as a mystery shopper. Think you could tell if it’s real or fake?

Chances are you couldn’t — and con artists are counting on that. Counterfeit checks, often digitally altered versions of real business checks, are so good that they’re nearly impossible to spot — even bank tellers can be fooled.

When you deposit a check and the funds show up in your account as “available,” it does not mean the check is valid.

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