PHOENIX — So let's say you're offered $200 to advertise Dr. Pepper on your car. Would you do it?
Sounds great and it's an offer being made around the Valley.
And they sent you a check for $2,500 just to show that they are legitimate.
It's a real bank so would you cash the check? Chances are a lot of us would.
But anytime anyone sends you a large check for work you have not done yet, it's a scam.
In this case, they'd ask you to send them some of the money back.
And you wouldn't know their money is fake, until after you sent them your real money.
If you get a call from your phone carrier, how do you know it's real?
Another Valley scam involves getting calls from a Verizon customer service number.
They want you to confirm information about your account. But, it's really a spoofed phone number and not the real Verizon.
Never give personal information to a caller.
Always call back at the legitimate number if you are concerned there's an issue.
Finally, if a computer tech support company calls and offers you virus protection, DON'T BITE!
We're hearing from a lot of people who get these calls about computer viruses. And they end up losing a lot of money.
No caller will ever know you have a computer virus unless you tell them.