Monday, August 15, 2005

Internet job hunters sent fake Arkansas checks

An AP newswire article, via MSNBC, reports that:

State and federal authorities are investigating an international scam that solicits Internet job hunters to cash counterfeit state of Arkansas checks, officials announced Monday.

Eight checks have been successfully cashed for a total of about $21,000. The checks are not honored when they reach Arkansas, and the state has not lost any money in the scam, state Treasurer Gus Wingfield said.

Reports of the forged checks have come in from 18 other states, officials said.


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