Is that person knocking on your door really raising funds for charity? Is that pop-up message on your computer really from a legit tech support person? The fact is, you can't be too careful these days.
Get the inside scoop on the latest scams.
Looking for info on state or local consumer protection agencies? Visit the website of the National Association of Attorneys General.
Learn about the most recent scams and how to recognize the warning signs. Read the Federal Trade Commission’s most recent alerts - or browse scams by topic.
If you think you have been targeted by a counterfeit check scam, report it immediately to any of the following agencies:
- Visit the Federal Trade Commission’s Complaint Assistant.
- If you believe you have received a fraudulent check, visit the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
- In addition to notifying the bank whose name is on the check, you can notify the website or online service where you encountered the scammer so they can block them from utilizing their services in the future.
- Looking for information on your state or local consumer protection agencies? Visit the National Association of Attorneys General.
- File an online complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (a joint project of the FBI and National White Collar Crime Center) for possible online crimes involving counterfeit checks and money orders.