Various Check Scams–Keep Yourself Safe!

If you are receiving a large dollar amount check in the mail that you were not expecting, please consider the following questions:

Is the check from an item you sold on the internet, such as a car, boat, furniture, jewelry?

Is the amount of the check more than the selling price, and request the rest be sent via Western Union?

Is the check in regards to lottery (typically foreign lottery) or Publisher’s Clearing House winnings?

Is the check accompanied with a letter requesting you to call before going to the bank, and that you should pay taxes and lawyer fees with the check before getting your larger winnings?

If you can answer yes to any of these, you could be getting scammed.

If you feel uneasy about the check or just are not sure, please bring it into Your Credit Union so that we can help you! Keep yourself and your accounts safe!