You’ve been asked to be the photographer at an event. You’ve signed a contract stating the details, and are eagerly awaiting your payment. However, when it arrives, it’s almost QUADRUPLE the amount you were to be sent! Questioning, you’re told it’s an accounting error and to send the rest to the wedding caterer. You send the money, only to have the deposit/cheque BOUNCE, leaving you out thousands of dollars!
This sounds like something out of a horror film, but what’s truly terrifying is that it’s been happening all across BC the last little while!
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre recommends that people protect themselves “protect yourself by knowing who you are doing business with and never accept a cheque for more than your selling price,” when it comes to the overpayment scam.
The BBB also warns that a legitimate company will never ask someone to forward money.Original Article
Be aware friends!!!!