It’s a great day when the UPS truck pulls up into your driveway with a small envelope that contains a single money order to the tune of $750! No note enclosed with an explanation, just a postal check for money, but from who? That was the question I also had in my mind.
So, I did some checking. I started by calling the company that was listed as the address from which this bundle of joy had been sent. I quickly discovered it is a total scam! What a surprise! As you can see, the check looks real doesn’t it? But alas, I quickly discovered that if I were to cash it, I would find it to be bogus. So how does the scam work?
Well, I’m supposed to be receiving an Email telling me to send part of the money to another location. I would then find out later on that the postal order was indeed bogus and that my bank would like to have a talk with me. Later on it might be the postal authorities or FBI.
Moral of the story. If you get money in the mail you did not earn, contact the authorities and give your bank a heads up. These scams often come from overseas as part of a world wide effort to bring America down.