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Overpayment Cheque Scam from Dubai

October 5th, 2009 119 comments

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Detect scams with your suspicion antennae

Take heed of your suspicion antennae. Don't be taken in by scams.

Over the last couple of weeks I have been the victim of an attempted Overpayment cheque scam. In such a scam a person or business enters into an agreement to purchase an expensive item or product you are selling, usually on the internet. They will send a cheque to your bank that vastly exceeds the amount agreed. The cheque is a forgery, but before it clears the fraudster will engage you in some long-winded explanation about how an overpayment was made and how you can refund most of the balance, usually keeping a tidy amount for yourself. Read more…

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