Law Firms May Be the Nex Target of Fake Check ScamsBy Avik, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
NORTH CAROLINA (GaeaTimes.com) — The North Carolina Attorney General’s Office warned the various law firms of fake check scammers.
According to the Attorney General Roy Cooper, law firms in Gastonia, N.C. and Oxford, N.C. reportedly has received counterfeit checks recently amounting to $85,000 and $295,000 from scammers who asked them to wire the money to bank accounts in Asia.
The scammers pose as Americans living overseas willing to hire a lawyer. They request payment by check and once the payment have been made they ask for the remaining amount to be sent back to them over-seas.
Attorney General Roy Cooper also added,
No matter how real a check looks, no matter how legitimate the situation may seem, never cash a check and then send a portion of the money back to the person who sent you the check, If someone asks you to do this, it’s a scam. Don’t fall for it.
As a matter of fact it is really tough to recognize a fake check until the damage has already been done.