CHESAPEAKE - After watching a 13News report about schemes that use fake checks to get people to send their own money, a Chesapeake business says it's been targeted, too.
Katy Norton with Norton Sandblasting says she got a call from her bank about someone trying to cash a fake check. It turns out fake, printed checks with the company's name, account number and her signature were being mailed to people in hopes they'd cash them and then wire money.
Norton says a man in Georgia called to alert them after he got a check in the mail. He sent her the check and the letter that came with it, which advised him to deposit the check and then withdraw $500 and wire it through Western Union.
Western Union has these fraud advisory tips: Never send money to a stranger using a money transfer service; beware of deals or opportunities that seem too good to be true; don’t use money transfer services to pay for things like online auction purchases; never send money to pay for taxes or fees on foreign lottery winnings