A little bit of history for you. You might wonder, how long have Nigerian scammers been trying to pull fake check scams? Well take a close look at this little number which was done on a manual typewriter and is dated 1992. Also notice that there is no machine encoding on the bottom of this check which meant that as soon as it got to a bank it was sent for "special handling" and where it was discovered to be a fraud. Notice that nice red stamp in the lower center of the check marked "fraudulent". This idiot scammer (Rasheed Mohammed) thought that someone would be dumb enough to send him $34.8 million just because he sent them a fake check. Well, I suppose someone had to try.
"If the law can do nothing we must take the risk ourselves...I am not the law but I represent justice..."- Sherlock Holmes