FBI Fraud Alert

If you answer "YES" to any of the following questions, you may be getting scammed. 

Are you about to cash a check from an item you sold on the Internet, such as a car, boat, jewelry, etc?

  • Is it the result of communicating with someone by email?
  • Did it arrive via an overnight delivery service?
  • Is it from a business or individual account that is different from the person buying your item or product?
  • Is the amount for more than the item's selling price?

Are you sending money overseas?

  • Did you win an international lottery you didn't enter?
  • Have you been asked to pay money to receive an inheritance from another country?
  • Are you receiving a commission for accepting money transfers through your bank and/or PayPal account?

Have you received threatening emails that require you to pay money to spare your life and expose the person behind the scam?

  • These emails are scams.
  • The sender is trying to envoke fear and wants to prey off of that fear to get you to pay the "ransom" money.

TO REPORT AN ONLINE CRIME, GO TO:  www.IC3.gov