Po­lice chas­tise rock throw­ers

The Compass - - OPINION -

In a typ­i­cal sce­nario, in ex­change for goods or ser­vices, the po­ten­tial vic­tim is of­fered a cheque that the buyer sup­pos­edly al­ready has in his/ her pos­ses­sion. The amount of the cheque will be more than is ow­ing, the po­ten­tial vic­tim is asked to take the counterfeit cheque and re­im­burse the dif­fer­ence.

This fraud cap­i­tal­izes on cheque pro­cess­ing de­lays. The bank will hold the vic­tim re­spon­si­ble for the counterfeit cheque. Never ac­cept cheques larger than the trans­ac­tion value and al­ways wait for the cheque to be fully cleared be­fore de­liv­er­ing the goods or ser­vices. If it sounds to good to be true, it sim­ply is.

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In­ves­ti­ga­tor Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District

RCMP Of­fice: (709)596-5014 ed­wina.escott@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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