Crooks Screw Up Classic Check Scam

CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – It’s a classic scam but this time the crooks screwed up. They sent the checks but had no way to rip off their victims.

The intent was to get money and investigators say they’ve seen the scam before. But as sophisticated and organized as some scams can be, there are mistakes. This scheme did use the name of a well-known business. Experts say it was nothing personal, just random.

The checks arrived via express mail.

“I really don’t understand why they would do that,” said Thomas Knight, who received fake checks.

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They didn’t come with any correspondence, just two separate $1,000 checks.

“Now I’m thinking a $2,000 windfall, let’s at least go see, you know.” Knight said.

Knight and his roommate were not expecting the money, but when his roommate tried to cash them at a check cashing place he ran into…

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