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Avoid Fake Check Scams: Five things you should know

Don't fall for fake check scamsYou've won millions in a lottery, or you've been offered a job as a "mystery shopper." Great news, right? All you have to do is deposit the checks or money orders you’ll receive and send the money somewhere, minus your “pay.” Is this your lucky day? NO! It’s a fake check scam that will cost you thousands unless you know the danger signs.

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Don't fall for fake check scams

Fake check scams are clever ploys designed to steal your money. You can avoid becoming a victim by recognizing how the scam works and understanding your responsibility for the checks that you deposit in your account.

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