November 26, 2007
Received yet ANOTHER call from a local resident who received in the mail "a hefty sized check" made out to them.
The enclosed instructions explained that they were to deposit the check into their personal checking account and then withdraw some cash. Next they were instructed to Western Union that cash back to the sender.
And what happened?
The results is something we have reported on and blogged about many times.
Let's all say this next line together..."The check they deposited bounced and the money they sent out is gone for good."
It's now an old scam but one that continues to work. There may be a variety of bogus reasons given in the instructions for the receiver of these checks to send cash back to the sender; it's to cover the cost of shipping or handling of a prize you've won, lottery fee's on a contest you have won, application fees to become a secret shopper....
If you get a check in the mail and you do not know the sender or why they have sent it to you? Call: PHONE BUSTERS 1-888-495-8501