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Be aware that not all transactions are what they appear to be. If a deal appears too good to be true, it often is. Our friends at AARP and at USA.gov offer some tips on spotting the most common scams starting with overpayment scams. Educate yourself.
Overpayment scams – A scam artist sends you a counterfeit check, this includes counterfeit certified or cashiers checks. They tell you to deposit it in your bank account, and wire a portion of the money back to them. Since the check was fake, you’ll have to pay your bank the amount of the check, plus you’ll lose any money you wired.
Top 10 Scams and Frauds You Can Avoid
A scam is a dishonest scheme designed to cheat and con you out of your money. Here are the top 10 scams and frauds you can easily avoid.