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 Post subject: check scam
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 8:39 pm 
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:oops: i was allmost scamed.thank the good lord i was smart.have a item i had for sale on the internet the so called buyer sent me a check for $3800.00 i was asking $2000.00 for this item.anyway the buyer wanted me to wire the excess money to him/her.anyway i took the check to the bank was all ready planning on having the bank put a hold on the check to see if it was good or not.after a few calls the bank made.we detrmed the check is no good.the bank reported this to who ever they report stuff like this to.but i would love to see this person get into trouble.i bet they will never be caught.but i can only hope.i do relize they never wanted the item just my money.but why can't people like this be caught.i am a honest person i would never dream of doing this to anyone. :mrgreen: i am just glad i was smarter then what the scamer thought i was.


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 Post subject: Re: check scam
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 8:51 pm 
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pandadog, who and where were you told to send the money to?

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 Post subject: Re: check scam
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 8:56 pm 
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Janez wrote:
pandadog, who and where were you told to send the money to?

Here is the information you are to send the money via western union money transfer:

Name........ Alicia Bryant
ADDRESS....6322 ariaal dr
CITY.............Lithonia
STATE.........Georgia
ZIPCODE......30038


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 Post subject: Re: check scam
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 9:23 pm 
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You might want to file a police report about the scam. Tell them you don't know if Alicia Bryant is involved in the scam or someone who thinks she is just working from home.

Here is the information I found on the web. If you call ask for the fraud division. You might be able to find a link online to file a report. It is one way to fight back. Since she is in the US they might investigate. Good luck to you.

Lithonia Police Department

6980 Main Street,
Lithonia, GA 30058

(678) 526-0743

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 Post subject: Re: check scam
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 9:48 pm 
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Janez wrote:
You might want to file a police report about the scam. Tell them you don't know if Alicia Bryant is involved in the scam or someone who thinks she is just working from home.

Here is the information I found on the web. If you call ask for the fraud division. You might be able to find a link online to file a report. It is one way to fight back. Since she is in the US they might investigate. Good luck to you.

Lithonia Police Department

6980 Main Street,
Lithonia, GA 30058

(678) 526-0743

thanks i am going to try see if they will do anything about it.does not hurt to try it


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 Post subject: Re: check scam
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:25 pm 
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Janez wrote:
You might want to file a police report about the scam. Tell them you don't know if Alicia Bryant is involved in the scam or someone who thinks she is just working from home.

Here is the information I found on the web. If you call ask for the fraud division. You might be able to find a link online to file a report. It is one way to fight back. Since she is in the US they might investigate. Good luck to you.

Lithonia Police Department

6980 Main Street,
Lithonia, GA 30058

(678) 526-0743

i have looked the name up that the check is written on. it goes to a school.a collage should i contact them about this check???i do not see a collage paying for the item i had for sale.


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 Post subject: Re: check scam
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:35 pm 
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i have looked the name up that the check is written on. it goes to a school.a collage should i contact them about this check???i do not see a collage paying for the item i had for sale


I might be a good idea. This way the people at the college might be able to do something about the forge check.

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 Post subject: Re: check scam
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 7:47 am 
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Here are places to report this scam to

http://www.scamvictimsunited.com/resour ... _check.htm

Also, I move this whole message thread to the counterfeit check section, since that is where it fits better.

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 Post subject: Re: check scam
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 12:55 pm 
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Hey,
This is oddly familiar. I went on craigslist searching for a job, and applied to be a housekeeper. well, the guy emails me back, says h's moving from scotland to here, and will give me payment upfront for my first month of work... no problem... i guess. then he says hes sending more, so i can pck up groceries, and furniture. the total is over 3800, in a check that was ups'd to me. he wants some of the money wired to :
"Below is the furniture company sales director information:

Name: Alicia Bryant

Address: 6322 Ariaal Dr

City: Lithonia

State: Georgia

Zip Code: 30038

As soon as you send the money to the info. I will like you to get back to me with the following information so that the furniture company can have the money and proceed with my order and come for the delivery.

1. SENDER NAME AND ADDRESS
2. ACTUAL AMOUNT SENT
3. REFERENCE NUMBER ON THE RECEIPT"


hmm...


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 Post subject: Re: check scam
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 3:13 pm 
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BOY that is something that's the address i was supposed to send my extra money to.i guess people have nothing else better to do then scam honest people out of there money


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 Post subject: Re: check scam
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 3:50 pm 
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how long ago did where u contacted, and what email addy was used to contact you via(any other info you are comfortable giving would be nice)?


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 Post subject: Re: check scam
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 1:20 pm 
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this is the email address it was from a james holt jamesholt63@yahoo.com my last email from him/her was about 2 weeks ago.last i heard from them when i told them i knew they where trying to scam me.


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 Post subject: Re: check scam
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:53 am 
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I just recieved a letter from ICM a marketing company based in Neptune, NJ, with a cashier's check for $3995.00 to be deposited in my account and then withdrawn to tranfer the money back using Western Union's courier service. Enclosed is a number to call to "release" payment, but the number is in Canada, oddly enough! and an evaluation form to be completed regarding the Western Union's facilities and service. I took the check to my bank and the manager advised me this was a scam. The deal is as follows: if your bank's processing system does not alert the item poses a high risk of being returned and they clear the funds right away, you will eventually be held responsible for the funds when the check bounces. It's a combination of money laundering and fraud, disguised as a Mystery Shopper self employment opportunity. I went ahead and deposited the check anyway because I want to see for myself that the check will not clear after the 10 business days and then follow through legally....
However, Western Union should be advised of these fraudulent transactions as they are being used as couriers for large fraudulent amounts of cash being exchanged. The cashiers check is endorsed or generated by Capital One, which makes it even more believable. Why would companies like Western Union and Capital One partcipate in this? How can this company get a cashier's check with no funds? The whole thing is just disgusting...all I was looking for was legitimate work opportunities....


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 Post subject: Re: check scam
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:18 pm 
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rosedelhoyo wrote:
However, Western Union should be advised of these fraudulent transactions as they are being used as couriers for large fraudulent amounts of cash being exchanged. The cashiers check is endorsed or generated by Capital One, which makes it even more believable. Why would companies like Western Union and Capital One partcipate in this? How can this company get a cashier's check with no funds? The whole thing is just disgusting...all I was looking for was legitimate work opportunities....


Western Union DOES know about these scams. I even contact people within Western Union asking them to post a warning sign similar to this in all locations. http://www.scamvictimsunited.com/downlo ... ertSVU.pdf

Capital One is not "participating" in the scam. Someone got a hold of a check and altered it to appear to be endorsed by Capital One.

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 Post subject: Re: check scam
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:44 pm 
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Hi, i have receive the I.C.M. letter. i thoutht it was a legit company but i found out throught this web site that its not. I have been scammed before by this time of situation. i'm hurt because i thought they were legit especially in these hard times.


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