A Clearfield woman was targeted in a common scam, but the check was spotted as a fake before she could lose any money. She was selling an item, and the scammer’s check was for more than the asking price. The sender wanted the victim to deposit the check and forward the extra money, but the check will usually bounce.

If you are selling an item and someone gives you a check for more than you are asking for, that is the sign of a scam. Tell police immediately.

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