Just a quick post to alert you of a variation on the old “Oops, I paid you too much – can you refund me?” scam that targeted CMP and others last month. Basically, the scammer sends a worthless paper check in advance and asks you to deposit it, then wire them the difference. Since many banks will allow businesses access to funds immediately, they’ll let you withdraw the money but when the scammer’s check doesn’t clear, then you’re on the hook.
I thought it might be fun to see the exchange. Enjoy!
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