Scams to Get Cash Tips

  • Exercise caution. Are you getting “something for nothing”? If it sounds too good to be true, it’s probably a scam. 
  • BEFORE you send or wire any money, make sure the cashier’s check or postal money order is real. Take it to the bank and ask them to call to verify it. 
  • Ask yourself before completing a transaction with an unfamiliar person: 
    • Is it for an item sold on the Internet?
    • Is the check drawn on an individual or business account different than the buyer’s name?
    • Are you getting a commission for facilitating money transfers through your account?
    • Have you been asked to pay to receive a deposit from another country?
    • Have you been asked to wire, send or ship money to another city or country?

     If you answered “Yes” to any of these, it is probably a scam.

  •  NEVER give out account numbers or personal information over the phone or via email unless YOU initiated the call. If asked for information, ask for a phone number to call them back. Make sure it matches the number you have for that company. If not call the company directly.