FTC SCAM ALERT: Beware of FakeCheck Scams From Strangers Sent to Your Small Business
By Federal Trade Commission // November 27, 2020
ABOVE VIDEO: Fake Check Scams and Your Small Business | Federal Trade Commission.
(FTC) – If someone you don’t know sends you a check and asks for money back, that’s a scam. But what if you’re a small business owner and someone “overpays” you and asks you to refund the balance?
That’s still a scam — a fake check scam, to be exact. For more on fake checks see the tips in the above video on how to spot, avoid and report fake check scams.
Suspect a fake check scam? Report it to the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint. Keep up to date on what the FTC is doing, sign up to get Consumer Alerts.