Questions to Ask Yourself
In light of the increasing number of fraudulent scams being circulated throughout the world on a daily basis via the internet or mail the FBI has put together this excellent check list. If you can answer "yes" to any of the following questions, you could be involved in a fraud or about to be scammed!
- Are you receiving pay or a commission for facilitating money transfers through your account?
- Did you receive the check via an overnight delivery service?
- Did you respond to an email requesting you to confirm, update, or provide your account information?
- Have you been asked to pay money to receive a deposit from another country such as Canada, England, or Nigeria?
- Have you been informed that you were the winner of a lottery that you did not enter, such as:
- El Gordo
- El Mundo
- Have you been instructed to either wire, send or ship money, as soon as possible, to a large U.S. city or to another country, such as Canada, England, or Nigeria?
- Is the amount of the check more than the item's selling price?
- Is the check connected to communicating with someone by email?
- Is the check drawn on a business or individual account that is different from the person buying your item or product?
- Is the check from an item you sold on the internet, such as a car, boat, jewelry, etc?