Depending on the store policy, each walmart can decide whether to cash the MONEYGRAM WALMART money order AFTER calling the toll free MONEYgram number.
These things dont' get cashed without being called in first guys!
I work for walmart and have seen a lot of these fake money orders come through. Whatever story the customer comes in with, we check with Moneygram to see whether this moneyorder is in good standing. 100% of the time the money order was made out to a different date for a much smaller amount. Scammers are using old moneyorder numbers and the $850 amount to collect money- unsuccessfuly anyway since WE ARE INSTRUCTED TO CALL THE POLICE. *** YOU WILL BE ARRESTED IMMEDIATELY REGARDLESS OF WHAT SITUATION YOU ARE IN!*** whether you are aware of it or not you are involved in the scam directly by transporting money!
I strongly advice ALL victims to contact their local police AS SOON AS they get a money order for this amount with money order stub or complete money order- if not, you'll be arrested like many of the victims on this site who complain about their situation.
I somewhat feel sympathetic for the victims but not really. Victims- you will not get money for free! if someone tells you that they will give you a cut. percentage or set amount from the amount they're expecting call the police and send them all your evidence! do not try to cash any money orders from them~!
ONE DEFINITE RED FLAG is anything dealing with nigeria!
I have learned from customers being scammed that the people " from nigeria" are picking up money from different countries.
DO NOT CONTINUE ON WITH CASHING SUSPICIOUS MONEY ORDERS
believe me! you are not helping ANYONE out- you dont' have any relatives of any kind living in some other country that just died and gave you a huge inheritance- that woman you are talking to is not some poor mother trying to cash a check that she is not able to- and you are not going to get any amount of money from some large amount a person claims!
DONT BE STUPID!
for more information to protect yourself from these types of scams and any scams involving MONEYGRAM go to this website! Educate yourself and protect yourself!
http://www.moneygram.com/ConsumerProtec ... C=US&LC=EN