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Pictured below are some counterfeit checks used in recent scams
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Links to a select few other scam-related web sites. (There are hundreds more!)
U.S. Secret Service Public advisory about advance fee (Nigerian 4-1-9) fraud schemes.
Internet Fraud Complaint Center Brief descriptions of Internet fraud schemes from Sept. 2000 to date.
Fraud Victim Assistance Excellent fraud victim advocacy site with many resources.
Scam-o-rama Hundreds of scams from start to finish. Also news, commentary, and links.
Crimes-of-Persuasion This page deals specifically with auto purchasing using forged checks. Read (and weep) about some people who got sucked in. Far-ranging web site.
Scambuster (UK) "Gilbert Murray" strings the scammers along, getting them involved in the most ridiculous situations and making them do the most ridiculous things. Very funny.
419 Eater Letters, lots of scams, baiting tips, photos of scammers, audio files, links, FAQs.
Adopt A Lad (Ireland) Sean Patrick's excellent scam baiting site with 8 scams, links, and lotsa other fun stuff.
Nigerian 419 Fraud (UK) Fighting back at Nigerian 419 advance fee fraud scammers. Tons of good stuff here.
Car Buying Tips Fraud Page has lots of photos of fake checks.
Scam Checker has list of scamster e-mail addresses, images of fake checks, and more.
Printerm Datascribe Inc web site describes check security features.
Bankers Online has a list of banks with missing, stolen, fictitious, and altered official checks, cashier’s checks, money orders, and similar items.