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 Post subject: New. Looking for advise, please advise.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:38 pm 
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Two checks and the total was $7800. That is what I am now liable for. My bank account is frozen and I haven't opened any cases with anyone, save for IC3 and western union, because it's late and no one is at their offices. I do have the two fed ex envelopes, from New York, NY. I have the Western Union receipts with the MTCN's. All parties appear to be US domestic, so far, I'm not saying they are.

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I reply to a job offer on craigslist.com, the "employer" is in NY and sends me two cashier's check for $3900 each for his travel arrangements, I cash them, take out a small amount for fee and send the balance, cash, to a person in GA. Six days later, the bank freezes my account and tells me the checks are fake.

From reading these boards, it sounds like IC3 and the local police aren't very helpful. FBI told me they won't take the case, call the cops. Does anyone have any contacts of formal government parties of some kind or can point me in the right direction?


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 Post subject: Re: New. Looking for advise, please advise.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:25 am 
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I am so sorry to hear that you have become a victim of this scam. Can I ask what state you live in? (you can send that to me privately if you would like)

I would start by writing up a detailed letter of what happened to you and you can use that to send out to all of the different places that you can report this scam to. Go to this link for a listing http://scamvictimsunited.com/resources_ ... _check.htm

Here is the sad part . . . there are lots of places to report these scams to, but there is no place that can help you to recover your money. The only victims that I know of that have recovered money have done so due to settlements with their banks.

This is why we all need to pressure our government to do more about these scams and take them seriously.

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