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.

No comments:

Post a Comment