Beware Bank Check Fraud

Postal inspectors seized more than $2 billion in fake checks this year, which means people need to go to FakeChecks.org and watch their videos (they have several amusing warning videos, and then a few sad victim interviews, like the one above) to learn more about advance fee scams. Basically, anytime in any shape or form someone sends you a check for more than it’s supposed to be and asks you to send the difference to someone else, you’re getting scammed. Within days or weeks, that check will turn out to be bad. By law, the depositor is the one responsible when depositing a faked check.

[FakeChecks.org via Red Tape Chronicles]