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 Post subject: Re: check scam
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:49 pm 
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A couple of weeks ago i picked up my mail and in between all the sweepstakes and get rich quick
schemes I had a feeling about a certain letter that just had a small 2010AirVeture symbol in
return address area. When I opened it there was a letter and a genuine looking check in it.
The check was for 3,920.45 and was to cover my state taxes which they said was 3150.00.
more than enough to cover it. I called my claims agent Amanda Johnson which she contratuled
me on matching 5 out 6 on a usamega international sweepstakes drawing forthe amount of
$250,000. I thought it might be real because I had sent in $10 to an international lottery a
few weeks earlier.Well I was hoopin' and hollerin' and thinking I could now buy me a new
Camaro SS. Amanda then told me to deposit the check. I went to my local Peoples state bank
to deposit it. Theresa at the bank said she would have to send it for collection. Chase bank
out of Houston said they would $100 dollars upfront to cash it. I called and asked why and they
said I needed to cash it at a chase bank. By this time I was worried. I called one of the local chase
banks in Shreveport ,LA and said it was probably bad but would take a look at it. In the mean
time I decided to call back Amanda Johnson to tell her I deposited the check and what was next.
I was to send $3150 buy Western Union telegram to Brenda Von in London,England. I am disabled
and very hurt by the let down. I've always been a loser at gambling and am gullable. I would
like very much to bring this Brenda Von aka Amanda Johnson to justice for the poor folks she
has scammed. Is this a scam? Could someone talk to me about this. Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: check scam
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:58 pm 
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greenwoodcowboy - I am so glad that you did enough research to find our site and find out that this is a scam, and that you did not wire them the money. What would have happened is that the check would have come back as counterfeit (after you wired the money) and the bank would have wanted you to repay it.

There are places that you can report this scam, which are listed here
http://scamvictimsunited.com/Reporting_scams.htm

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