Fake checks might look like business or personal checks, cashier’s checks, money orders, or a check delivered electronically.
The pandemic has caused financial distress because of lost jobs, income, and homes, and emotional distress because of social isolation.
Maybe someone said you’ve won the lottery, a prize or sweepstakes.
It’s almost summer! Right now, you probably have beaches on the brain or you’re thinking about that long-planned trip abroad.
Fake checks drive many types of scams – like those involving phony prize wins, fake jobs, mystery shoppers, online classified ad sales, and others.
You get a card, call, or email telling you that you won! Maybe it’s a lottery, sweepstakes, or some other prize. The person calling is excited and can’t wait for you to get your winnings.
Who wouldn’t love to be that winner you see on TV holding a great big sweepstakes check?