Ed Sniffen, Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska’s Department of Law Consumer Protection Unit, recently explained about a wave of fake check scams.
“This is the most common scenario,” said Sniffen. “An official looking envelope arrives with a check for $20,000. The letter says you’ve just won $3 million and all you have to do is wire $2,000 for taxes to claim the rest. Is this your lucky day? No. It is a fake check scam that will cost you thousands.”
Fake check scams come in many forms:
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