Plano Police Warning People About Check Deposit Scam

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Plano police are warning people about a check scam that has surfaced recently.

As many people struggle financially during the pandemic, scammers are out there waiting to take advantage.

Plano police say that scammers are emailing images that look like electronic checks, telling people to deposit them using an online banking app, and then encouraging people to spend part of the money.

Once someone does that, the scammer has access to your bank account.

Police say the scam is often related to a phony job offer or an investment opportunity.