Fake CAPSLO check fraud scheme
January 7, 2015
A car decal scheme using fake California Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo checks has made its way across the country. [Tribune]
People responding to an online ad offering monthly checks of $300 to $400 for placing a CAPSLO logo on their vehicle, received a decal and a check from between $1,500 to $2,200 in the mail. The sender then asked that the recipient keep their cut and wire the difference back to the vender.
The next day, the check bounces and the recipient is on the hook for the difference.
After receiving complaints from as far away as Florida and New York, CAPSLO reported the scam to the San Luis Obispo Police Department. CAPSLO officials said the non-profit and its clients have not incurred any losses because of the scheme.