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In our experience, the solutions offered in this section have proven to be effective; however, we always recommend that you consult with an attorney.

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You are about to receive checks or money orders to process

 

You are going to be alright! 

You are not going to be arrested.

No one is coming after you for anything.

 

You will be home at the time of delivery

You will not be home at the time of delivery and will be left a pickup notice

The envelope will be left on your doorstep by the carrier or mailman

You will not be sure if the envelope contains the counterfeit drafts

MONEY ORDER WARNING! Counterfeiters are now inventing the names of money order companies.  DO NOT CASH any money order and DO NOT DEPOSIT any money order you receive from someone you do not know  or someone you met online without ordering your bank to send it for collection.

Cease all correspondence with the scammers.  Do not open or answers their emails.  If you have caller ID, do not answer their calls.  If you do answer the phone, hang up as soon as you realize who is calling you.  If they persist, blow a whistle into the telephone.  If you are being threatened, please go here: http://www.fraudaid.com/threats.htm

If you have been corresponding with the scammers by email and/or have gone to a web site they told you is theirs, you are at high risk of Identity Theft even if you have bad credit.  Go here: www.fraudaid.com/id_theft.htm.

File a Scam Email Report with our Law Enforcement Support Division.  You will find step-by-step graphic instructions for your email service here: www.fraudaid.com/find_headers.htm.

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You are about to received checks or money orders from the scammers.

Here is a list of the types of counterfeit drafts you may receive:

MONEY ORDER WARNING! Counterfeiters are now inventing the names of money order companies.  DO NOT CASH any money order and DO NOT DEPOSIT any money order you receive from someone you do not know without ordering your bank to send it for collection.

DO NOT WITHDRAW ANY FUNDS FROM YOUR ACCOUNT to spend or to send to anyone without asking your bank if they have been paid.  Even with a hold, your account is credited before your bank has been paid.   If the draft you deposited comes back because it was stolen, forged, or counterfeited you will owe your bank all the money plus return charges.

Postal Money Orders

Personal checks

International Money Orders

Company checks

Wal-Mart Money Orders

US Treasury Checks

Money orders with strange company names

City government Checks

County government checks

Province government checks

State government checks

QChex (or similar system)

ACH checks

Cashier's checks

Payment Processing Center checks

Bank checks (drawn on the bank's corporate account)

Township government checks

Traveler's checks

Corporate checks Any type of draft that currently exists or may be developed in the future

Any type of draft other than one with the lottery company's name on it is counterfeit/stolen/forged.

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  • All countries: Any letters or packages you received through your Postal Service falls under the jurisdiction of that Postal Service and should be returned to them.

     

    Western Union and MoneyGram were designed to send money to friends and family, not to send money to strangers.

    NEVER WIRE MONEY TO A STRANGER!

     
  • All countries: Any letters or packages you receive through DHL, UPS, Federal Express, or any other delivery service (other than your Postal Service) should be returned to the nearest service office.

1.  You are home at the time of delivery:

Refuse the delivery, explaining to the delivery person or mailman that the envelope contains counterfeit drafts.

Contact the carrier's service office or your Postal Service (if delivered by mail), telling them you refused the delivery and why.

2.  You are not home at the time of delivery and have a pickup notice:

Contact the carrier's service office or your Postal Service (if delivered by mail).  Tell them you do not want the envelope and explain what it contains.

3.  The envelope is left in your mailbox or on your doorstep:

Do not open the envelope.

Print COUNTERFEIT DRAFT on the back of the envelope.

Return it to the carrier's service office or call for a pick-up.

Return it to any Post Office if delivered by mail.

Explain why you are returning the delivery.

Obtain a receipt for the return item.

4.  If you are unsure that the envelope contains counterfeit drafts and want to open it to verify the contents, please click HERE for instructions.

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