New Trend to Collect Money Scam
February 27, 2013
HawaiiUSA FCU would like to warn our members of a new scam where fraudsters have been using individuals with banking accounts to collect and forward the money on to them. Typically the victim is enticed to receive checks from unknown sources and deposit them into their personal accounts in exchange for keeping a portion of the amounts received. They are then expected to withdraw the funds and forward the remaining portions onto these fraudsters. This may be in the form of wire transfers, cashier’s checks, or money orders.
Most of the victims are unknowing participants and may not realize they are part of a scam. Unfortunately, these fraudsters have been primarily targeting the elderly population.
Please be on the lookout for this type of activity and report it to the Credit Union or the local police.
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