Juniper Bank Informative - Check Scam! - Sneaky check scam
WAUSAU, WISCONSIN -- My wife and I recently purchased a computer from apple using a juniper card that apple provided for financing. Just the other day I had to stop my wife from cashing a $5.00 check that they sent to her. She thought that somehow she overpaid on her account. But really this check is a scam to get your signature so they can sign you up for an account where they take yearly fees automaticaly. Here is what it reads in small print on the check.
"Please endorse and cash or deposit this check to automatically activate your risk-free trial and membership. Unless I notify you to discontinue my Great Fun membership before the end of the one-month trial period, my membership will be automatically extended for an additional eleven months and billed at the $119.99 annual membership fee for the second year, and renewed at the then-current fee each year thereafter, billed to my Juniper credit card without my having to do anything further. My satisfaction is important. I may call toll free to cancel at any time for a refund of the unused portion of my then-current annual membership fee. The $5.00 Check is mine to keep.
This is crazy! Please don't fall for this.
Thank you all for listening.