I’ve received things like this, but I didn’t bite

I once worked for a company that was victimized by one of these cash-the-check-and-send-us-the-money deals. A scammer sent out a bunch of checks with the company name and bank account number on them, telling people they had won a prize and to cash the check and return the money.
We got a lot of phone calls. Thankfully, many of them were from people who wanted to find out if it was legit before they cashed the check. But sadly, there were some who called only after they had deposited the check and had the money pulled back after we told our bank not to honor the checks. I talked to one gentleman who got hit with overdraft fees, and he sounded like losing that money was a major hardship.