No, McDonald's Is Not Trying To Give You $5K

A friend who works for Wells Fargo passed this scam check along, from a company calling itself “McDonalds French Fry Trust.” The check is accompanied by a letter that asks victims to pay $945 to the sender as a commission after the check is cashed.

What would likely happen if you went through with the plan, one imagines, is that you’d deposit the check, get stung with a bad check fee and lose the $945 on top of it.

Also, folks, remember the Hamburgler is not the wallet inspector. That would be Grimace.