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 Post subject: Fraudulent MoneyGrams
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:34 am 
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I recently sold a Rolex Seadweller on EBAY...the woman was a new user...she called and said she was trying to get her son a watch ...and just wanted a good deal...My husband being in the Christmas spirit agreed..she was to do a bank wire transfer..we gave her our banking info...she called back and said that there was a Wachovia in her town of Scottsdal AZ, and asked if she could just deposit directly into our account to save wire fees...we figured what harm if its cash so we said sure...WRONG...she called said the CASH had been deposited, so we checked online...nope no money...so we called Wachovia 800...after a few phone calls to bank finally spoke with manger who assured us it was green cash...next morning there it was in our account... we mail watch.... 10 days later checks bouncing left and right.....come to find out it was not cash but fake MoneyGram money orders (5 of them)....contacted Scottsdale PD... address we sent watch to was a UPS STORE...Wachovia calls us back. the fake moneygrams were actually deposited in Huntington Beach CA....this Terry Kert has vanished as has my Rolex....Oh and also found out that this UPS store in Scottsdale AZ has already been busted for EBAY scamming...any one ever hear or aware or victim to this?????
HELP PLEASE Sandy

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:42 am 
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I am so sorry to hear that you have become a victim of this scam. There always seems to be more of them around the holidays. If you read the section of this message board for Counterfeit Money Orders or Cashier's Checks you will find that there are MANY people who have been through the exact same thing.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:05 pm 
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Thats a different one where they deposit the counterfeits for you. I am sorry you got scammed and are dealing with the mess it causes and that you are out of a beautiful watch.


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That is new one, even on me..................wow


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:21 pm 
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I have heard of this with counterfeit cashier's checks . . . scammers says that they are going to send a wire transfer directly to the bank, but later it is discovered that what was really sent was a counterfeit cashier's check . . . I am sure it has happened with money orders too . . .

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Heck, that's a weird twist and even more reason to check any bank has no more of its own hoops to jump through before sending anything. That you were assured is a fault of the bank manager - who should be made accountable (if you'll encuse the pun), especially if you have proof of contact.
But also, this Terry Kert opened the bank account to deposit with some form of ID ?
Could the bank be made to submit that information to law enforcement officers ?
If he/she opened the account then surely something real had to have been used ?

The UPS store also needs to be kitted out with fresh staff !


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 Post subject: Re: Fraudulent MoneyGrams
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:21 am 
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i just recently got scammed by moneygram emails. i believed them and sent out a new laptop. i lost about $1150. I am upset about but I am trying to not let it bother me as well. I learned for the next time. if anyone can let me know if I can do anything it would be greatly appreciated. moneygram told me to go to the police but I dont think they would do anything anyways. this is the name and address i sent the item to:

Name :Marie Lewiss
Address :145 s. canyon dr. apt 130
City :Oceanside
State :California
Zip Code:92054
Country :United States

what should I do?


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 Post subject: Re: Fraudulent MoneyGrams
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:28 am 
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I am sorry that you became a victim of this scam. You did the right thing by posting the scammer's information on this website. Someone else may do a google search on some of that information and it will bring them right to your post.

Here is our resource page with other things you can do
http://scamvictimsunited.com/resources_ ... _check.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Fraudulent MoneyGrams
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:33 pm 
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thank you for the information. Im glad scamvictimsunited is out there. when I researched the address I also found out that this is a real address of someone involved in the criminal activity.


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 Post subject: Re: Fraudulent MoneyGrams
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:05 pm 
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Yeah, thanks for sharing. Life's an experience and we can all learn from each other's mistakes.

None of that money gram, bank wire transfer, western union stuff


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 Post subject: Re: Fraudulent MoneyGrams
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 4:06 pm 
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amanda29 wrote:
i just recently got scammed by moneygram emails. i believed them and sent out a new laptop. i lost about $1150. I am upset about but I am trying to not let it bother me as well. I learned for the next time. if anyone can let me know if I can do anything it would be greatly appreciated. moneygram told me to go to the police but I dont think they would do anything anyways. this is the name and address i sent the item to:

Name :Marie Lewiss
Address :145 s. canyon dr. apt 130
City :Oceanside
State :California
Zip Code:92054
Country :United States

what should I do?



Sadly, the same person got me. If I had done my homework like I should have, and listened to the warning bells going off in my head, I would have made money on an expensive camera and not lost it. When this person talked to me, she wanted to do everything privately, outside of the ebay network. She was always in a hurry. Everything was a rush. Her customer needed the camera. Never forget, you are in the driver's seat. You have the goods you are selling. Do your homework (RIH Marie Lewiss). I am sure if there is justice outside of this world, Marie Lewiss will spend a part of eternity making amends.


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 Post subject: Re: Fraudulent MoneyGrams
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 12:34 pm 
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I sent in an inquiry to Moneygram to check out the veracity of the official looking notice of payment supposidly from Moneygram that I received. Their answer arrived a little late to help me (took about 2 weeks for the response). Here is their response:


Dear Mr. Okonski,

This appears to be possibly a fraudulent email/scam. MoneyGram did not send you an email about a payment to you.



You are more secure by insisting that the seller use a reliable internet escrow service such as PayPal so that you know the funds will be delivered to you. MoneyGram is a person to person funds transfer service. We are not an Internet escrow service. Our service is very fast and secure when sending money to family, friends, or a person you know and trust.



Regards,



MoneyGram

Fraud Prevention




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Name: Rich Okonski


Address:


Address2:


City: Troy


State: NY


Zip: 12180


Country: USA


Telephone:

Fax:

E-mail:

Comments: Hello. I am receiving payment from a person I do not know. Can you please verify that this is a legitatmate payment?


Money Order #: Pin #57934271



--IntradocMail-- This message may contain confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately and delete this email from your system.


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 Post subject: Re: Fraudulent MoneyGrams
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:15 pm 
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This person "Marie Lewiss" tried to scam me as well last month, offering a transfer through moneygram for an item I had listed on ebay. Thankfully I was able to avoid the scam, and I reported the incident to EBay, as well as the Internet Crime Complaint Center. This person was using the name Marie Lewiss and the Ebay username kitabear_18 , and asked me to respond to their messages at the email address mbtbat3@yahoo.com . With a quick search, it is known that this person goes by the name Esho Adeniyi Richard You can also view a picture of this person on facebook. I hope this information is found by anyone researching this person before they are scammed.


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 Post subject: Re: Fraudulent MoneyGrams
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:54 pm 
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I was just scammed by the same person. I sold my ipod to them and i couldnt recall the shipment even though i found out it was a fraud. oshkosh25 how do you know this is Marie Lewiss (mbtbat3@yahoo.com) facebook. Im jw because im going to find a way to report him if so. I just want to know so i dnt look like an idiot.


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 Post subject: Re: Fraudulent MoneyGrams
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:48 pm 
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Can't believe she's still at it under the same name, but I just had an offer from Marie Lewiss to buy an iPhone through CraigsList with a Money Gram. Thanks to this message board (and to those of you who learned the hard way) I was able to avoid being scammed.

This time she requested that phone be shipped to Las Vegas, Nevada.

I appreciate those of you who took the time to post the warnings. Glad this scammer is not smart enough to change her(his?) name.

Fritz


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