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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 3:53 pm 
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Today I recieved a check for 3,995.00 from Pulse Employement Services to be a mystery secret shopper at wal mart. I was to deposit check into my bank account. go to walmart and by a electronic product for 50.00 or less, and thenh send a money gram of 3,000.00 to a specific person.
I called wal; mart to find out what they wanted me to do with the check, they said to turn it over to my local police dept.


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 5:40 pm 
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ummnura wrote:
Then I did a google search for the telephone number listed in the letter. And came across your posting. I saw the almost the exact same letter :shock:


I LOVE IT when someone does a google search on the address or phone number used in the scam and finds us and then does not become the next victim! That just proves that what we do is working! :mrgreen:


I love the fact that you're out there to prevent this nonsense. But - then again - I hate to tell you how many have fallen victim to this scam.

29 by last count... :(


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:17 pm 
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InvestigatorX wrote:
I love the fact that you're out there to prevent this nonsense. But - then again - I hate to tell you how many have fallen victim to this scam.


I know that MANY people have fallen victim to these scams. When we started this site we said if we could help one person, then it would be worth it . . . now, over 5 years later, we have helped more people than I could count. Yes, some are still becoming victims, but I look at the "glass half full" not the "glass half empty" . . . think about how many MORE people would have become victims if we did NOT have this site.

We may never stop the scammers, but we can make their job harder by telling other about these scams!

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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 3:00 pm 
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InvestigatorX wrote:
I love the fact that you're out there to prevent this nonsense. But - then again - I hate to tell you how many have fallen victim to this scam.


I know that MANY people have fallen victim to these scams. When we started this site we said if we could help one person, then it would be worth it . . . now, over 5 years later, we have helped more people than I could count. Yes, some are still becoming victims, but I look at the "glass half full" not the "glass half empty" . . . think about how many MORE people would have become victims if we did NOT have this site.

We may never stop the scammers, but we can make their job harder by telling other about these scams!


Don't get me wrong - I think it's fantastic you have set up this site. The only way we can fight this type of fraud is by making it as public as possible. The more that know the story, the less likely these knuckleheads are able to work this nonsense.

Kudos to you for setting this up!!! Image

It's still a shame the 29 people didn't get the word...


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 11:44 am 
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InvestigatorX wrote:
It's still a shame the 29 people didn't get the word...


I am just wondering where you get the number of 29 for victims of this scam? I am sure it is MUCH higher . . . in the hundreds . . . and yes, I wish I could have gotten the message to all of them in time, but with the time and resources that I have currently, I do what I can.

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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 11:34 pm 
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[b][/b] I cashed the check!!!! it was for 3700. Five days went by and the check cleared. I am scared now more than ever. What is going to happen next??? I need advice as to what to do since, i didnt know it was a scam. What information of mine do they have?? I found this site looking for the company name because i had some questions.


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 11:34 pm 
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[b][/b] I cashed the check!!!! it was for 3700. Five days went by and the check cleared. I am scared now more than ever. What is going to happen next??? I need advice as to what to do since, i didnt know it was a scam. What information of mine do they have?? I found this site looking for the company name because i had some questions.


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 8:24 am 
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[b][/b] I cashed the check!!!! it was for 3700. Five days went by and the check cleared. I am scared now more than ever. What is going to happen next??? I need advice as to what to do since, i didnt know it was a scam. What information of mine do they have?? I found this site looking for the company name because i had some questions.


I wouldn't worry to much about them having your info unless you gave them your social security number, bank account info, or credit card info.

What you should do next is a) if you haven't wired any money then give the money back to your bank and everything will be resolved b) if you did wire the money then I would print off any documentation of the scam you may still have and take it to your bank and talk to a bank manager to make a payment agreement with them to pay the money back and stick to the agreement. I would also file a police report (do this before you go to the bank and take a copy with you).


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 3:03 pm 
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InvestigatorX wrote:
It's still a shame the 29 people didn't get the word...


I am just wondering where you get the number of 29 for victims of this scam? I am sure it is MUCH higher . . . in the hundreds . . . and yes, I wish I could have gotten the message to all of them in time, but with the time and resources that I have currently, I do what I can.



I'm watching the checks rolling in... :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 3:09 pm 
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trup2506 wrote:
[b][/b] I cashed the check!!!! it was for 3700. Five days went by and the check cleared. I am scared now more than ever. What is going to happen next??? I need advice as to what to do since, i didnt know it was a scam. What information of mine do they have?? I found this site looking for the company name because i had some questions.



THIS IS A SCAM!!! DO NOT SEND THEM ANYTHING!!!

As Russell has said, do not take any funds from the bank - report this to your local police and the bank ASAP.

Your information was likely the result of either searches of the internet for names/addresses in "guestbooks", or a response by you to some type of "work at home" advertisement. The only info they have is likely what you provided.

But - I'd really love to hear your story though - i.e. - how did you initially contact this group, when did you contact them, was it via e-mail, etc. The more detailed the better.

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:31 pm 
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I am so glad I didn't buy this scam. I received a check in the mail for $3,990.00 from Nationwide Marketing. I didn't remember applying for a customer service evaluator. Then noticed that the address on the check was from a PO Box 91, Minneapolis, MN. but with a Canada number. I called the Better Business Bureau and they did not have any info for that company. I knew this was too good to be true. I am so glad I looked up the website before doing anything else. Thank you


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:34 am 
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Well here's another name and address for the Walmart money gram scam!!!


Peter Goldman-Co-ordinator
Excel marketing INC
1611 Magda Drive
Montpelier, Ohio 43543
NATIONWIDE MARKETING@ymail.com
1-905-781-2471

I received a congratulations letter, application and a check for $3995.00. Check number is in front of check, and instructions for all the work that hasn't already been done.


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:57 am 
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Thank you Thank you Thank you for having this website.. we got a letter today with a check for 3995.00 from Peter Goldman at Excel Marketing Inc. Questions, has anyone investigated it further? where is this money coming from? How did they get the money to send? and who is it going to in the moneygram?


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:16 am 
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ok so i feel as if i should add more details.. our letter had a return address of 30 Centurian Drive Markham, ON L3R8B9 Canada yellow flower stamp on the corner that says http://www.canadapost.ca and http://www.postescanada.ca
The check was from Excel Marketing Inc. 1611 Magda Drive Montpelier, OH 43543 from PNC Bank in Pittsburgh, PA for 3995.00 date 11/12/08... we noticed that it said Pay to the ODER of.. these scammers should learn to spell.

We are going to call PNC bank tomorrow and let them know.. my mom had this happen to her once, she called the company itself.. turned out an ex employee had stolen alot of checks, and created a scam.. they were thankful that my mom had called, but had lost hundreds of thousands of dollars... its so tempting to just cash... but after hearing all of this theres no way someone could that has a conscience.
Thanks guys.


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:25 pm 
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Questions, has anyone investigated it further? where is this money coming from? How did they get the money to send? and who is it going to in the moneygram?


There are places you can report scams to

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

but there is no way to really catch the scammers since they are in another country.

As to where is the money coming from . . . there is no money. The money orders/checks are fake . . . the scammers print them out themselves, so you go to the bank and cash the check, and then wire the money to them. A few days later, the bank figures out the check if fake and they call you demading the money back (this one still gets me . . . they demand you pay back money that THEY told you was good) :roll:

Who picks up the money at the money gram location? The same scammer that sent you the check and the letter. So now they have your thousands of dollars, and you have a bank calling you telling you to give the money back.

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