Check Scams are becoming more Popular

The Federal Government is launching a new campaign to help citizens recognize a new postal scam.

Clever new ads hammer home the idea of nasty scams that would never work in person, but put them in an email or regular mail, and some U.S. consumers enter the trap.

Investigators say an explosion of fake checks, money orders and traveler's checks, sent from overseas, are now aimed at virtually every American. Beware of any type of payment sent to you, if you don't know who it is from. Logonto for personal testimonials of check scams that robbed people of their money.

Funds may originally look valid when deposited, because it can take weeks to uncover counterfeits.