The Money Order Scam

Usually after a few months of communication with an overseas scammer, the scammer will contact you with a great offer. They will have some money orders from your country, that they will request you cash for them. They will ask you to cash in the money orders and forward the money to them, keeping a percentage for yourself. The money orders are usually doctored to alter the amount (i.e. $10 = $1000 etc.). If you receive the money orders and deposit them in to your account, it may take a few days/weeks for the fraud to be detected. Victims of this scam can be hit twice, first when they forward the cash to the scammer and second when their bank recovers the cost of the forged money orders from their accounts.