watch out for this too
Not sure how this works exactly, but there is a website QChex.com, where you can provide your bank account number and they will generate a check for you (never used it, not sure what other account info you need) for payment to someone. My friend is selling a car, the person claims to be overseas and will send a check, my friend gets a legit check (from Qchex) for 2500 over the price of the car for shipping. My friend calls the bank on the check, and gives the account number, perfect, sufficient funds. He is very skeptical, obviously, I mean someone wants his car, who has only seen pictures and is willing to send a check for 2500 over the purchase price. So he talks to his bank they check it out and say it has sufficient funds, AND look the check over for watermarks etc, all checks out. It almost goes completely through, until the bank on the check actually gets the check and says wait, this is a valid account number, but NOT the right name on the account.
So, the only thing I can figure is, the guy stole the account number (canceled check, hacking, etc) and simply used the account number to create a check through this site and had it sent to my friend. Seems too damn easy! It's too bad actually, I think that site would be a great alternative to freakin Paypal.
Just be careful of these Qchex.