Women fall victim to fake check scam - WKRN News 2

Women fall victim to fake check scam


Metro fraud detectives are warning residents of a scam allegedly orchestrated by a group of men from Chicago.

At least four Nashville women between the ages of 19 and 22 have been victimized

Fraud Detective Grant Carroll says the con works when the men convince the women to hand over their bank cards and pin numbers so they can cash a check.

"We believe the suspects tell the young ladies they need their accounts in order to cash a check," Carroll explained.  "The young ladies get a cut of what the check is worth."

He added, "What the victims are told, [that] it is an easy way to make money."

Detectives say the check isn't real and the suspects actually withdraw money from the victim's accounts when they are pretending to deposit it.

"It is shady. It is a get rich quick scheme," Carroll continued.  "This is what the women are falling prey to."

Investigators say the gang from Chicago has been seen driving luxury cars such as BMWs and Lexus and Chevy Tahoe SUVs.

Anyone with information on the men or their men's identities is urged to call Metro police or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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