Scams and Fraud Alert
Use caution and common sense when
with any financial transaction. Here are some tips
against scams and frauds:
- NEVER wire funds to a distant
via Western Union or any other carrier
-Be wary if the other party wants to use an escrow
such as BidPay or Squaretrade
-NEVER give out personal financial information
number, SSN, eBay/PayPal info, etc.)
- trust your instincts, especially when a deal is
good to be true"
- Be wary of offers that include a cashier's check,
money order, Western Union, or escrow service
etc) especially if the amount is higher than the
the buyer is asking you to wire the balance back to
Banks will often cash these FAKE CHECKS and then
RESPONSIBLE when the FUNDS FAIL TO CLEAR!
-Scams often involved a 3rd party (shipping agent,
associate owing money, etc.)
One of our doctors was recently
in one of these scams. The doctor was contacted via
by a person who stated he was a "broker" and had
a buyer for the adjusting table being sold. The
the broker mailing him a cashiers check if the
wire money to the "shipping agent' to have them come
and pick up the table.
If you think you have been
the non-emergency number for your local police
-- they may be able to offer advice about your
call the FTC hotline at 877-FTC-HELP.
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