How it works  

Scammers call offering to buy something you are selling and send you a check for more than the amount you are asking, usually a lot more.  They then ask you to send them the extra, after you keep some for your trouble. They come up with a logical explanation. BUT…..the check won’t clear….your bank won’t find out until after you have already sent the check from your bank account leaving you without the money. 

Red Flags 

  If it’s too good to be true, IT IS!! 

What to Do

DON’T accept the check, DON’T cash it. DON’T send money from your account. Report the person to law enforcement. If you are not sure, call us. The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is happy to help you determine if a phone call you received is real. Call us Monday-Friday 8 am-4 pm at (970) 244-3500 or after hours at (970) 242-6707.