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Check and MO scams

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2003 2:51 am
by wr0t
I received this from my bank today. Seems like the problem is widespread.

Please be extremely cautious when purchasing and selling items online. If a check (including personal checks, business checks, cashiers checks or money orders) is sent to you for more than the amount of the item you are selling, it is possible this is not a legitimate transaction and you should ask us to send the check for collection prior to remitting the overpayment back to the purchaser. Banks across the United States have had issues with fraudulent checks being used to purchase items on auction sites. Customers who cash this type of check will be liable for the entire amount of the check when it is returned to the Bank as a fraudulent item. Protect yourself as a seller