Scam, But What's The Objective?
The mail came yesterday, with a bit of a surprise. A USPS Express Mail Flat Rate envelope arrived, costing someone $15 or so in postage, from an address in New York City. All that was inside was a check. A check from Apple Computer, drawn on American National Bank. It was for $1,850.00. I get checks in the mail frequently, but this one didn?t add up to anything I had sold recently. So I checked the account number with the bank (automated phone line) and found that no such number exists. So, this check is bogus, but what?s the scam? What?s the angle? Lots of people scam others, but there is usually a way for the scammer to dupe the victim out of money. I haven?t figured this one out yet, but I am holding onto the check and envelope to see if anything else develops. I would put the check in my account to see what happens, but when it bounces, my bank will charge me a fee, I think around $30. I am not going to pay $30 to find out what I already know.