Do Not Fall For It! During the last couple of weeks, it has been reported that the customers of some insurance companies are receiving a letter in the mail accompanied by a check that appears to have been issued by the insurance company. The letter is usually mailed from outside the United States and tells the person who receives the letter that they have won a cash award of some kind. The person is instructed to deposit the check and then send a certified check (wire) to claim the remaining amount in the award.
For more information related to check scams, the national Consumers League’s webpage on check scams.