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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:33 pm 
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Thanks for the info.. we called the bank and notified them that their bank was on the check, gave them the account number, and they said they would send that info to their fraud dept. They told me to take the check and letter to my police dept. I did that, and the police said if they get enough in this area, they will send it to the feds. So I feel at least I did all I could do in reporting it. Thanks so much for this site.. had it not been here we probably would have cashed it... as it seems like easy money.
Blessings to you,
Courtney


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:38 pm 
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I almost just was scammed by these bastards.
I get my package tomorrow
(I have the tracking #) and was telling my
Mom about my "Secret Shopper" thing I was doing,
as I was reading it to her, she told me it was a
scam.

My friend just found this site, Thank God I didn't
do it!

I am so glad for this site :D (and for my Mom, and friend lol) :wink:

What is wrong with people, omg...... :evil:


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:33 pm 
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I just got one check in the mail for $2700.00.
I filled out more than one, so I guess I am getting
another one tomorrow. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:42 pm 
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My wife just received a check and letter from Studio Merchandise Inc. 110 Carpenter Street, Chicago, Il drawn on Bank of America. Googling that company led to a charitable organizations financial disclosure website that was listed as closed. How do we bust these people and put them out of business?


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:45 pm 
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SteveB3158 wrote:
How do we bust these people and put them out of business?


Very little chance of that . . . most of them are out of country so you have to get the government and law enforcement in that country to want to do something about it.

If you post info on here, others may google it and find it . . . the scammer's email address, mailing addres, phone number . . . things like that.

Did your wife answer an online ad? If so, you could report it to the place where the ad was posted. Other places to report this to can be found here
http://www.scamvictimsunited.com/resour ... _check.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:04 pm 
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I just got almost the exact same letter today, except the amount on the check is $2,980.00. Mine is from "Quality Consumer Research" and the address is 3912 West St, Hawthorne, CA, 90248 tel: 1 (213) 455-7987. The stamp is also from Canada but instead of a yellow flower it has some cartoony black and white creature with skiis. Wish it were true. Too bad.


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:00 am 
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RollsMcPoof wrote:
I just got almost the exact same letter today, except the amount on the check is $2,980.00. Mine is from "Quality Consumer Research" and the address is 3912 West St, Hawthorne, CA, 90248 tel: 1 (213) 455-7987. The stamp is also from Canada but instead of a yellow flower it has some cartoony black and white creature with skiis. Wish it were true. Too bad.


Sounds like the Canadian stamps are changing, I have huge collection of the yellow flower ones.


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:04 pm 
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Here's another one!

I received the same letter today, Canadian stamp, (no flower, this one was a 2010 olympics logo) no return address.
Ironically, the postmark reads "Fraud - Prevent It" in English and French!

The company name on the letterhead is 'Dynamic Research Center' 317 Highland Cross Drive, Houston TX, with a Canadian telephone number, and a fax number in Florida.

The letter referenced 'Consumer Survey Specialists', and when I googled that, I found this site, and started making phone calls.

The check for 4,750.00 is drawn on the account of 'Dynamic Recovery Services', whose office I called and was transferred to a guy who said that I was the fifth call in just the last hour he had received about the same scam, and that he had a cop in his office at the time.

I also called the bank, Amegy Bank in Houston, and my local police, and when the officer came out to talk to me, he regretfully informed me that very little is being done even at the Secret Service to stop these scammers, and that it's going to be the victims and potential victims who finally gather enough evidence and information to catch and stop these sleazebags.

So now I'm going to call the local news channel to try to get the word out as best I can.

Many thanks to the site founders, administrators, and moderators, keep up the good work!


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:07 am 
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Thanks to all for posting this, I sent my info unfortunately to the folks below (who posted on craigslist) but then sent a follow up message saying that I have had matters come up and can not help them, and to please remove me from their database. I hope I'm not hounded forever as an "easy target"!

-----Original Message-----
From: D & B Sales and Marketing Solutions [mailto:marketsolutionn101@earthlink.net]
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 6:51 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: You have been selected for the survey

Congratulations!

This is to confirm you have been selected as our Survey / Evaluation agent in your area. You will be evaluating MONEY GRAM outlets in your neighborhood and the survey date is 03-20-2009.

Please note that you will be required to visit One Money Gram outlet within your neighborhood to patronize their services as a customer by making a transfer and give us feedback on your overall customer experience with them by completing a questionnaire.

A check to cover all expenses needed to conduct this survey will be delivered to you on the survey date by UPS and your compensation on every survey conducted is $300 which will be included in the check that will be mailed to you for the survey.

Respond ASAP to this email on your acceptance and willingness to carry out the survey for the company with your Full Name, Mailing Address & Phone Number where the funds should be mailed to.


Thank You and hope to hear From you Today.

Dee Rogers
Director of Business Development

D & B Sales and Marketing Solutions
460 Totten Pond Road,
Waltham, Massachusetts (MA), 02451, USA
Email address: rogers_d@rocketmail.com


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:40 am 
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D & B Sales and Marketing Solutions is a SCAM ??

So glad I found this!!

Just received an overnighted check Fed Exed from Dee Rogers for $2,845.00. I googled her name and am so glad I found this site. The check is from MB Trading Futures, Inc. 1926 East Maple Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245.

I will be contacting the police and Craiglist people, though I'm not sure how much they can do. This is really serious though.

Her ad was posted on Los Angeles Craigslist, looking for people to be on a market research panel. This is the e-mail I just received from her:
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Deduct your survey pay of $300 + $100 for gas and miscellaneous expenses from the total amount received.
Locate a Money Gram location in your neighborhood to have the survey conducted.
Have the rest of the funds sent to our retrieval officer at the Money Gram location.

Note: You are to deduct transaction charges before sending the funds to our retrieval officer whose information is provided below.

ANITA MINOR
200 DAVEY GLEN ROAD
BELMONT,CA,94002


Be sure to observe the following while making the transfer and Under no circumstances should the Money Gram Agent know this survey is being carried out on them.

1) Agents Location Accessibility
2) Attendant's Expediency.
3) Customer Service Delivery.
4) Service Requirements.


Notify me via email as soon as you are done carrying out the survey. We will need you to send us the following information to confirm carrying out the survey


Money Gram Required Information
Name of Sender:
Name of Receiver:
Transaction Reference #
Amount Sent:
Transaction Charges:

We shall send you our survey questionnaire after you confirm carrying We shall send you our survey
questionnaire after you confirm carrying out the survey.

We wait to hear from you.

Your faithfully,


Dee Rogers
Director of Business Development

D & B Sales and Marketing Solutions
460 Totten Pond Road,
Waltham, Massachusetts (MA), 02451, USA
Email address: rogers_d@rocketmail.com


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:50 am 
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I'm suspecting that I received a check related to this scam (I sent them my info before find this discussion forum/thread. A random check for $2845 from Naropa University (A real university, as far as I can tell from the internet, it's listed in wikipedia) came to me first-overnight Fedex. I'm calling the university to double check, but the university is from colorado and the check was mailed from a NY Fed ex and the address on the envelope in MA. I suspect this is related to this scam.

Good luck everyone!


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:06 pm 
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We recieved the same letter in he mail last Thursday. We took the check to the bank and deposited into our account. It cleared but now what do we do. I don't want my husband to get into any kind of trouble! Please help ASAP. What can happen to him? I don't want him to end up in prison for cashing a check that was sent to him. When it came in the mail we called the number to verify it was real and the address listed matched the one listed for the phone number when I looked it up. What can happen to my husband? We have a baby due in a month! What do we do????


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:18 pm 
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Read banking terms here. http://www.scamvictimsunited.com/resour ... _check.htm

What ever you do, DO NOT withdraw any of the money out. Notify your bank you have found out the check may be fake. Good luck to you.

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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:40 pm 
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We have already withdrew some of the money! Please help! We didn't know it was a scam!


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:42 am 
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Contact your bank. You are going to need to redeposit that money.


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