#6: Fake Checks
A lot of transactions are made over the Internet including purchases made on eBay and Craigslist on a daily basis. The problem is the checks look extremely authentic. A common practice is the scammer ‘accidentally’ writes the check for a higher amount than the agreed sale. You deposit the check and everything runs through. The buyer than writes back asking if you could wire the extra money back. Weeks later the victim learns that the check is counterfeit, the wired money is lost and is now responsible for paying the bank back for the counterfeit check.