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 Post subject: Florence Giles-Craig List PREDATOR-CHECK SCAM
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:25 pm 
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FLORENCE GILES- I posted a room for rent on Craig List, and a "Florence Giles", had contacted me to rent the room. Said she graduated from college in the Metherlands and was coming here for a year of college. Wanted to rent my room, and said her dad would be sending me the $. So actualy- they sent a cashiers check and overpaid, wanted me to take out the 1st months rent, and deposit and refund the rest back to them, as her dad had overpaid by mistake- YEAH RIGHT!

DON"T DO IT!!!! I googled the name, and someone else had posted the same scam from the same person.-----
AS FOLLOWS----

*****PAYMENT WITH TRUST AND UNDERSTANDING!!Friday, October 17, 2008 5:23 AM
From: This sender is DomainKeys verified "florence giles" <flrncgiles@gmail.com>

Hello There,
How are you doing ?i just want to inform you that the check will soon arrive at your doorstep ... But there is a little mistake with the check ..Which i believe we can resolve ....I asked my dad to issue out a check for the month rent but he got me wrong,he sent you the sum of $4,000 ..And i wont want this to cause a delay,so i believe the transaction is still on .. So all i want you to do is ............
1. Once you receive the check..you will take it to your bank and get it cashed
2. DEDUCT YOUR FIRST RENT DEPOSIT FEE
3. You will then send the remaining money to the shipper via Money Gram .cause they are helping me to ship some new merchandise i ordered from them to the room
4. The money will be send to the shipper via Money Gram money transfer
5. And you will also deduct Money Gram charges from the money and will send the rest to the shipper...
6.You will also be the one to sign for the merchandise been ship to the room...
So please mail me back to let me know you understand me ...
Regards,

Florence..

BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Florence Giles-Craig List PREDATOR-CHECK SCAM
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:53 pm 
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Hi,

I have recently been scammed on Craig's List. This sounds almost like the same person who I spoke with. A lot of what it says is the same! The person who contacted me went by the name of Robert Adams. He was wanting to buy my Engagement Ring/Wedding Band set. I waited for the check to come UPS. It arrived and I e-mailed my bank with all of the info on the check. I received a call from my bank the next day. I was told that there was no way for them to know unless I had actually deposited it. I deposited it, the funds were made available to me, so I shipped off the rings. I was leary at first...but once the money was there I thought it was legit. Anyway...I spent most of the money (I needed it to pay off some bills and purchase my children a new bunk bed and mattresses).

About a week later I received a call from the bank, letting me know it was a fraudulent check. I thought I had taken all the right precautions, but apparently not! Now my account is over $2000 in the negative. My only income is Disability Benefits and Child Support. My child support had been direct deposited, and the bank used it towards the over-drawn balance! A check for 3 weeks worth of child support. I have no money...and Thanksgiving is in 2 days. I am so distraught over this. How can they keep my child support, that is for my children! Not to be used to pay a debt!

Anyways, I read your posting and am pretty sure we were both duped by the same Jerk! So Florence Giles a.k.a. Robert Adams is someone to watch for.

steph


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 Post subject: Re: Florence Giles-Craig List PREDATOR-CHECK SCAM
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:10 am 
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Steph,
You need to open a new account at a different bank right away, and have all direct deposits re-directed to that new bank ASAP. I would not tell the new bank about the scam issue.

Then, you need to contact Annie McGuire with Fraud-Aid.com and go to this page and fill out the form

https://www.fraudaid.com/forms/fraud_debt.asp

When the bank made the funds available to you, what they actually did was offer you a non-signature provisional loan, which means that you can USE the money, but if anything comes back on the check later on you are liable to return the money. Now, Annie and her group at Fraud Aid have fought some of these cases on the stand that if the customer would have come into the bank to get a loan, they would have been rejected to to low income . . . if the bank would not give you a loan if you ASKED for one, then why would they give you one when you DID NOT ask for it.

We also have a page on our site of places you can report this scam.
http://scamvictimsunited.com/resources_ ... _check.htm

Let me know if you have any other questions, but PLEASE go and get a new bank account and get those direct deposits re-directed TODAY!

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 Post subject: Re: Florence Giles-Craig List PREDATOR-CHECK SCAM
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:58 am 
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ANOTHER SCAM ALERT: Be very careful if people offer to rush you in to securing your "room for rent", . They claim to be transferring from out of the United States and will offer to send you a cashier's check, always from a so called "third party, and will want you to get the cash, and send it by Western Union. Called the bank on the cashier's check and found out the check was a fraud and it cost me almost $4,000 out of my checking account. Look for the warning provided on Craig's List for scams like this. I checked it out after the fact, Big Mistake. Be very careful of these types of ads.
Steph


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 Post subject: Re: Florence Giles-Craig List PREDATOR-CHECK SCAM
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:41 pm 
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sb147780 wrote:
Hi,

I have recently been scammed on Craig's List. This sounds almost like the same person who I spoke with. A lot of what it says is the same! The person who contacted me went by the name of Robert Adams. He was wanting to buy my Engagement Ring/Wedding Band set. I waited for the check to come UPS. It arrived and I e-mailed my bank with all of the info on the check. I received a call from my bank the next day. I was told that there was no way for them to know unless I had actually deposited it. I deposited it, the funds were made available to me, so I shipped off the rings. I was leary at first...but once the money was there I thought it was legit. Anyway...I spent most of the money (I needed it to pay off some bills and purchase my children a new bunk bed and mattresses).

About a week later I received a call from the bank, letting me know it was a fraudulent check. I thought I had taken all the right precautions, but apparently not! Now my account is over $2000 in the negative. My only income is Disability Benefits and Child Support. My child support had been direct deposited, and the bank used it towards the over-drawn balance! A check for 3 weeks worth of child support. I have no money...and Thanksgiving is in 2 days. I am so distraught over this. How can they keep my child support, that is for my children! Not to be used to pay a debt!

Anyways, I read your posting and am pretty sure we were both duped by the same Jerk! So Florence Giles a.k.a. Robert Adams is someone to watch for.

steph



The bank cannot legally take your child support, I would let them know that. If they persist I would see a lawyer.

Go to a local TV station, that money is to feed your kids.


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 Post subject: Re: Florence Giles-Craig List PREDATOR-CHECK SCAM
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:38 pm 
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reverse wrote:
The bank cannot legally take your child support, I would let them know that. If they persist I would see a lawyer.

Go to a local TV station, that money is to feed your kids.


Great point reverse! Could you see the local news with this one . . . . Bank takes child support money away from family at the holidays . . . that could get the bank to take a second look at things!

sb147780 - what area do you live in? I could check and see if I have any media contacts in your area.

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