Check Deposit Scam

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Darien Man Fleeced Out of $4,600 in Classic Check Fraud Scheme

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If you accept a check from someone you don’t know, don’t use part of the proceeds to send money back to the stranger. No matter what the circumstances. That’s the advice police and the Federal Trade Commission give to everyone, because scamming victims this way with false checks is a longstanding problem — one that victimized a 67-year-old Darien man who runs a photography business from his home. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Norwalk Community College Student, 18, Loses $700 in Classic Check Scam

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An 18-year-old Norwalk Community College student lost $700 last week to two men who used a classic scam, sometimes called a “fake check scam,” that’s probably several times older than the victim. (more…) Continue Reading →

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How a Darien Man Was Scammed with a Variant of a Widespread Check Deposit Scheme

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A stranger approaches you about doing some job, either permanent or temporary. Before you start, they arrange to send you money to pay for some work-related expenses. You keep in touch by email or phone. At some point not long afterward, they have you send part of that payment somewhere else. You do that. Continue Reading →

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