Counterfeit Check Scheme
Lincoln Police are warning you about a counterfeit check scheme. Here's how it works… Someone, usually with Nigerian connections, offers to buy something on the internet and sends a check for more than the item costs and then asks the seller to cash the check and wire back the difference. Several days later, the checks are coming back as counterfeits. Unfortunately with wires, once that money goes out, it's like sending cash. You cannot get it back. Any correspondence from Nigeria should be considered suspicious.