Fake check scam alert from the Pflugerville Police Department
Pflugerville Police Chief Robledo received two fake checks totaling $5,100 last week. Both checks were from legitimate businesses, who when contacted, were unaware of them. This fraudulent check scam can take many forms, often with a note accompanying the check asking the recipient to transfer money after depositing the check. These scams take many forms and are evolving, so stay on the lookout.
Scammers will often use real companies to make the check seem authentic. Fraudulent checks may take weeks to be discovered by your bank, and once deposited, you are responsible for that money.
If you receive a check in the mail that you were not expecting, be vigilant and suspect fraudulent activity. Do research and contact the company listed on the check. If you believe the check is fraudulent, immediately report it to your local law enforcement agency. You can file a report with the Pflugerville Police Department by calling 512-990-6700. If a scam like this can happen to the Police Chief, it can happen to you.