Fraud Alert! Bogus "Bonus" Checks


Subject:
Consumer Research & Advocacy , Corruption & Fraud , Consumer Education , Fraud

Description:
Background about scams that involve receipt of bonus checks in incorrect amounts or fake cashiers checks. Includes descriptions of the scams, and suggestions of how to protect yourself from them. For example, with cashier's checks the site advises insisting a check is drawn on a local bank, calling an out-of-town bank, and waiting to release merchandise until a check has cleared. From the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Publisher:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnsum02/fraud.html


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