Sadly there are a lot scams going around these days. We want to make sure you are prepared in case someone tries one on you.

A popular tactic for fraudsters is to send out bad checks to people and then ask them to wire part of it back and to keep the rest. Even if a hold is placed on the check, the funds might not be verified by the time the hold is released. The victim wires away money and then later finds out that the original check was no good, and that “deposit” is removed from their account balance. Now the victim is out the amount they wired to the fraudster.

There are different versions of this type of scam some popular ones are: lottery, charity, and secret shopper.

If you would like more information on this type of scam visit: http://www.atg.wa.gov/wire-transfer-scams

If you ever get anything suspicious let us know and we will look into it with you.

Related Links:

Identity Theft Protection & Known Scams