Tricked by Fake Checks

Some scams never die, so it's always good to see Internet sites and advertisements creating awareness for helping people avoid scams. I don't watch much television, but the other day I saw an advertisement from FakeChecks.org that I was glad to see.

On the advertisement they showed a young lady boarding a public bus. She sits next to a man who tells her she has won the lottery in Afghanistan. All she would have to do is cash the check he provides her and then return a fee to him from the proceeds.

It's an old scam now, but there are still plenty of people who are desperate enough to fall for it, so the ad was good to see. There's some great information and videos to learn from on FakeChecks.org, which will increase your scam awareness, so I encourage you to check out their website. We also have an article here about some precautions you can take when writing checks to protect yourself.

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