Overpayment Schemes Online

May 16, 2014

Wouldn’t it be nice to post something online for sale and have someone contact you that wants to pay more than you are asking? Instead of fantasizing about all the different ways you will spend this extra money, you need to think, “WHY?” someone would actually do this. The answer is : because it’s a scheme. They tell you the overpayment is related to international fees to ship the vehicle overseas. They send you a money order that appears real. You deposit it into your bank account. A couple of days later, you learn that the money order was fake and the bank demands you pay the amount back immediately. In documented cases, the money order ends up being stolen from an authorized bank. For more information on overpayment schemes contact the BBB at (309) 688-5124.