Common Scams

Avoid scams by following these guidelines:

Recognizing common scams:

Wiring money is like sending cash. The sender has no protections against loss.

By law, banks must make funds from deposited checks available within days, but uncovering a fake check can take weeks. You are responsible for the checks you deposit. When a check turns out to be a fake, it's you who is responsible for paying back the bank.

Know where an offer comes from and who you are dealing with.

Most scams involve one or more of the following:

To Report Scams and Frauds: