AKRON, Ohio — Akron police are warning residents about a check scam in which bogus checks are delivered via UPS.
According to police, the checks are drawn on the business account of Laney Electrical Construction, INC., with a P.O. Box address in Wilmington, North Carolina. Police say the company is legitimate, but the account has been closed.
The checks are printed in the amount of $2,100 to the payee. The ‘payees’ are instructed to deposit the check into their bank account and then mail $500 of it to a specific location.
Police say it is all a scam.
For several tips on how to avoid becoming a victim, click here.
The image below is an example of the scam check being circulated: