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 Post subject: Update: For Anyone Dealing with Bank of America
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 9:22 am 
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Anyone who's dealing with Bank of America (as their bank - not as the bank on a "washed" check) regarding their scam, hopefully this information will be useful to you.

They will be threatening... they will be rude... they will harass you... they will say horrific things to you... they will inundate you with lawyers' calls. The ONLY way to get them to stop is to hire a lawyer of your own. (I know this is tough when you maybe have no money left, I was lucky enough to find an attorney who would work on an agreement for part of the recovered sum. But even if you're not that lucky - PLEASE get a lawyer). The second I did, all the bank's calls went to him, not me.

Now, after nearly 4.5 months, my lawyer has gotten them to admit that there are no, nor were there ever, any legitimate chances of criminal charges being filed. The only thing they could do now is threaten to sue me in civil court. My lawyer informs me that this will likely never happen because if they sue in civil court, they're open to a countersuit, which means the judge could very well find them responsible for failing to check the validity of such a large check ($500,000). If they were to be found responsible, they'd have to withdraw their complaint, swallow the loss, and perhaps even be subject to damages.

If you're stuck in a bad/phoney/washed check scam, I urge you to find a tenacious lawyer who won't back down and for you to do the same. If you've done nothing wrong and you can document the way the "deal" went down... all their threats of criminal charges will eventually go away. Please take them seriously every time you or your lawyer speaks to them, but try to find some peace-of-mind in that it will eventually pass.

I'm still a long way from being financially okay again... but at least I can function mentally and emotionally for the first time in months. Don't let the Big Bully Bank of America try to guilt you into accepting responsibility for something you didn't do. WHATEVER You do, DON'T sign an agreement of "arbitration" or any other sort of settlement agreement without at least first speaking to a lawyer. The bank is just as responsible for accepting a phony check as you are for passing it.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 11:16 am 
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I am trying to build a database of good criminal lawyers that have worked these types of cases, so if anyone is looking for a lawyer in their area please feel free to contact me and I can check to see if there is one I can suggest.

(and on the other side, if you are a victim who has found a good lawyer in your area, please PM me their info so I can add it to my database)

Thanks,

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 Post subject: Re: Update: For Anyone Dealing with Bank of America
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 12:05 pm 
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pixiness77 wrote:
My lawyer informs me that this will likely never happen because if they sue in civil court, they're open to a countersuit, which means the judge could very well find them responsible for failing to check the validity of such a large check ($500,000). If they were to be found responsible, they'd have to withdraw their complaint, swallow the loss, and perhaps even be subject to damages.



I'd like to know what this lawyer bases this on? I'd love to do the same.


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 7:49 pm 
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I'd like to know what this lawyer bases this on?


Numbers.... big numbers. B of A is so inundated with these "scams" that they have no way of keeping up with them all, and they also know that they need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the "victim" is somehow involved. Unless they have absolute proof, there's not much they can do. I had to fight them a few years back when I became a victim. After almost a year of going back and forth, they finally figured it out that I wasn't the scammer and finally let it go. We never did make it to court.


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 Post subject: USPS Money Order Scam
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:25 am 
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What can I do to prove to my bank Wachovia that I was avictim of fraudlent money orders and not the scammer? I kept every singe e-mail from the scammer and myself. They state what he wanted me to do and erverything will that help?


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 Post subject: Re: USPS Money Order Scam
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:22 pm 
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Tiasewell wrote:
What can I do to prove to my bank Wachovia that I was avictim of fraudlent money orders and not the scammer? I kept every singe e-mail from the scammer and myself. They state what he wanted me to do and erverything will that help?


I would say that you need to speak with a lawyer . . . what state do you live in?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:33 pm 
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I live in Phiadelphia,PA. I mean I've contacted Western Union, out of th Yahoo, Interpol, US Postal Inspectors,and the Local Police.I've been trying to do everything to cover my tracks so I can get out of this bad situation.


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