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 Post subject: New Scam
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 12:45 pm 
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I just saw this article. Sounds like we may have to add another section to our forum.

Easy check fraud technique draws scrutiny

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7914159/

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 Post subject: Just received a QChex that I know is a scam
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 7:30 pm 
I just received one of these QChex that was supposedly from a client of a "girl" that had contacted me through a dating site.

I was mostly just curious as to why someone would actually want to send a "money order" (that's what she called it) to someone they had just met online.... I didn't really expect to get anything. She said she was on a project (claims to be a geologist) in Africa, and needed to get a money order cashed so she could pay for her room. So, why not a Traveler's cheque?

Anyway, I ended up receiving this thing from QChex, but I knew this had to be a scam before receiving it. So, any recommendations on what I should do with it? Don't worry, I'm not cashing it!
Also, I don't want the authorities to confiscate all my computer equipment "for their investigation" if I report it...

Does anyone know if this QChex is even a legit business? The MSNBC thing makes it sound legit, but I think it should be outlawed.

Thanks in advance for any advice.


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 Post subject: Re: Just received a QChex that I know is a scam
PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 1:07 am 
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NarrowEscape wrote:
I just received one of these QChex that was supposedly from a client of a "girl" that had contacted me through a dating site.

I was mostly just curious as to why someone would actually want to send a "money order" (that's what she called it) to someone they had just met online.... I didn't really expect to get anything. She said she was on a project (claims to be a geologist) in Africa, and needed to get a money order cashed so she could pay for her room. So, why not a Traveler's cheque?

Anyway, I ended up receiving this thing from QChex, but I knew this had to be a scam before receiving it. So, any recommendations on what I should do with it? Don't worry, I'm not cashing it!
Also, I don't want the authorities to confiscate all my computer equipment "for their investigation" if I report it...

Does anyone know if this QChex is even a legit business? The MSNBC thing makes it sound legit, but I think it should be outlawed.

Thanks in advance for any advice.


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1. Turn everything over to the local FBI office. Unfortunately they won't DO anything with it [the perpetrators are not IN the U.S.]....but it will protect YOU!! :lol:

2. Got news for ya...it isn't only QChex that is being used (QChex is a legitimate service, but they can be "used" just like any other). These people are stealing bank account/routing numbers, putting company names on the checks and sucking people in left and right.....but there is ONE thing we COULD do, and that is to help track down the scumbag(s) that are INSIDE the U.S. stealing the account info in the first place. See my post for banding together and trying to bring these people down....the local police not the FBI) will HELP....they WILL run NCIC checks, etc., on suspects....but ya gotta pay for these (they run $18-$20 for each NCIC check). I'm retired and have the time to go with this, but I can't afford all the fees for the NCIC checks.......would need a bit of help there!

The FBI doesn't get interested until you have actual
suspects" to give them....then they WILL get into the act. What we have to do is try to trace the persons who are stealing the banking info in the first place (usually ex-employees)....so if anyone is interested, feel free to contact me. dvdnesbitt@gmail.com

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Forgot to put the website address in...sorry about that:

http://www.ourchurch.com/member/s/ScamBuster1

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 Post subject: Roomates.com Scam
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:21 am 
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Oh my goodness! I am so glad I googled "cleverlink Internet Technology Services". I received the same email about a roomie from the UK. I am appalled at the shamelessness of some people. :x The emails were exactly like the ones that were posted on this website. This guys name was Richard Johnson. I emailed the guy that I would be sending a lease and reference for him to sign and fax back. We'll see how legit he really is or if this guy is a fraud. I am so disappointed. Thanks to this sight. I saved myself some trouble. :D

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