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Overpayment Cheque Scam from Dubai

October 5th, 2009 119 comments

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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