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 Post subject: Recent Scam Victim
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:50 am 
I placed an ad for an ATV for sale. All of a sudden I get about 6 emails from different people, different countries wanting to buy it and have it shipped. They all wanted payment to go thru Western Union. I never gave out personal information, except my work address to send the check to which was $9500.00 for the ATV and freight. Then he started to email me to send $2000 to the freight carrier ahead of time to start shipping procedures. I refused. The $9500.00 check bounced as I thought it would by this time. Luckily, I lost no money, but am afraid of identity theft. This guy kept insisting his "client" sent me a good check. Haven't heard from him since the past weekend. :evil: :evil:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 6:02 pm 
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Here is what you need to do if you are afraid of Identity Theft.

1. Close the affected account and open a new one, simply tell the bank that a scammer had gotten ahold of your account information and for security purposes you want the account changed and a password put on it.

2. IF the person who did this to you has your SS # and DL# you want to alert both offices that someone less than honest has your information. DL offices are pretty good usually about issuing a new number and card and hot marking the old.

3. If the scammer has your passport information alert homeland security and the office that issued it to you and ask for it to be changed and the old one placed on a hot list.


4. Alert the Credit Bureaus that you suspect your identity has been stolen and ask for an extended fraud flag. You want the 7 year flag.

Whatever information you gave these people cut them off at the quick by having the information changed or alerts placed on your record.

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 6:57 am 
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Since this is a clasic Counterfeit Cashier's Check Scam story, I am moving this message to that section.

Also,
Write a letter/summary of what happened to you (you can view mine at http://scamvictimsunited.com/our_story.htm )

Then go to http://scamvictimsunited.com/resources_ ... _check.htm and send that letter to every place on that list. I would also suggest sending that letter to the media to try and get even more attention to this scam and your case.

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