Internet dating schemes
Because a cashier's check is used, a bank will typically release the funds immediately, or after a one or two day hold.
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If you believe you may have fallen victim to this type of scam and wish to report it, please file a complaint with us.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center has received multiple reports alleging foreign subjects are using fraudulent credit cards.
Similarly, the sellers also occasionally direct the victims to pay using phony escrow services.
Sometimes actual escrow websites are compromised and other sites resembling them are created by the subjects.