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July 7, 2010

SCAM ALERT. At least 2 Cecil County realtors were targeted for a scam in which an out-of-the-Country buyer (both times purportedly based in Canada) agrees to buy a property. The "client" sends a cashier's check for a large deposit. Then the client elects to terminate the contract and asks for the deposit to be wired back to him. The checks, which are drawn from legitimate banks in Canada and payable from legitimate companies (or law firms), are counterfiet. The scammer hopes the wire will be sent before the realtor's bank notifies them that the check is bad. Copies of the two checks are below. We identified the scams before the checks were deposited. BE CAREFUL OUT THERE. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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