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Beware of Check Scams
If you are about to cash a check from an item you sold on the Internet, such as a car, boat, jewelry, etc., be mindful of the following situations which indicate fraudulent activity:
- The check arrived to you by an overnight delivery service.
- The check is from a business or individual account that is different from the person buying your item.
- The amount of the check is more than the item's selling price.
- The buyer asks you to send funds back to them or a third party.
Also, be cautious, even if you "know the person" through many emails or phone calls.
If you suspect fraudulent activity, call us at 608.232.5000 or 800.533.6773.