Fraudulent emails and scams
It is important to understand how to recognize internet scams. Internet crime schemes steal millions of dollars each year from unsuspecting victims. The Internet Crime Complaint Center is a great resource of information regarding Internet Crime. It has been established through a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).
Read their page on Internet Crime Prevention Tips at http://www.ic3.gov/preventiontips.aspx. The best way to protect yourself from fraudsters is to be educated about their tactics.
EECU Cashier's Checks Used In Secret Shopper Scam
Recently, a group of fraudsters have created counterfeit EECU checks and are sending them to unsuspecting consumers. These checks are fake. If you receive one of these checks, do not cash it or deposit it. A sample of the check is shown below.