Scammers have entered the online dating world and chat rooms, in the hopes of sweet-talking you out of your money. Make sure you verify profiles and don’t give out any of your personal details online.
This con usually happens when you respond to a job ad. The advertiser states they live out of the country and can’t accept direct business shipments from the U.S. You’re asked to use your home address to receive packages, then reship them to the foreign country. Little do you know, those packages usually have items bought with a stolen credit card!
Beware of ads asking you to be a “secret shopper.” The company usually sends an employment packet that includes a cashier’s check, and asks you to cash the check, pose as a customer, and wire money to a foreign country. Unfortunately, that check is fake; when it bounces, you’re liable for the value of it.