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You’ve seen the Surgeon General’s Warning on cigarettes. Should there be an Attorney General’s Warning on checks?

Attorney General Rob McKenna was a guest Tuesday morning on KZOK’s Bob Rivers show. As McKenna talked about all-too-common scams involving fake checks, wire transfers askullnd Craigslist ads, wisecrack Rivers suggested a new prevention strategy:

Add a skull and crossbones logo to all checks along with a warning like this, “This check is hazardous. Don’t inhale this check. Don’t immediately go out and spend it on something.”

As a result of agreements with attorneys general, Western Union and MoneyGram both print warnings on their forms used to send money. But people are still falling for scams.

So what do you think? Do we need to scare people to protect them?




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