Friday, February 17, 2012
Scam Alert: Helzberg Diamond Sweepstakes.
Another incarnation of the fake check scam has stolen a Kansas City Business's identity. A company claiming to be Helzberg Diamond is mailing potential victims fake checks for $2,950, along with a letter asking the recipient to deposit the money in his or her bank account. The recipient is then to call a toll-free number, no doubt leading to a disposable cell phone, and obtain further instructions. At the bottom of the letter, it lists the address of a UK tax officer. The address is actually a London city market. If you receive this letter, don't bother depositing the check because it will bounce ten days later, leaving you to pay the difference of what you spent.