Cheque scammers target North Vancouver resident

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A North Vancouver resident who applied for a job looking after a senior with dementia has turned the table on the cheque fraud artist who tried to take her hard-earned money.

The scam that the woman almost fell victim to usually involves people being targeted from a foreign country, one where getting money out is supposedly difficult to do. The cheque is deposited, and within five days the money is in your hands. The victim takes their cut and wires the rest to the address they’ve been given.

It’s not until weeks later that the bank discovers that the cheque is bad. By then, the wired money is long gone, and the scammers have long since stopped texting or answering emails. The victim is responsible for the full amount of the bad cheque.

Read more at Global News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.