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 Post subject: Can I be criminally charged? Can they arrest me?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:27 am 
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The sad truth is that some victims of theses scams HAVE been arrested or criminally charged. In those situations, the bank takes the stand that by signing the check you took ownership of it and are liable for it, no matter HOW or WHY the check came to be in your possession.

Here is some important information, from our friends at FraudAid.com, for you if you think you may be in this situation.

https://www.fraudaid.com/forms/arrest_risk.asp
http://fraudaid.com/miranda.htm

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 Post subject: My bank/credit union/store threatened to arrest me
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:36 am 
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From our friends at FraudAid.com

Please understand that banks, credit unions, and stores frequently use the threat of arrest as a means of forcing you to pay what you owe. It is not coercion or illegal. Because you presented counterfeit/stolen/forged checks or money orders, you broke the law which gives them the right to threaten you in this manner. It does not mean they will carry through with the threat, they only want their money.

Please choose one of the following for further instructions:

You cashed the checks or money orders at a bank or store and you still have the cash
http://fraudaid.com/processing.htm#cashed

You cashed or deposited checks or money orders, or have had funds wired into your bank account or credit card account, and you have sent and/or spent the money: dealing with the bank - dealing with the check cashing store
http://fraudaid.com/processing.htm#sentmoney

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 Post subject: Re: Can I be criminally charged? Can they arrest me?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:26 pm 
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i have been recieving a check from a mystery shopper and i havent cashed the check but tore it up and threw it away in the trash. and theyre threatening me if i dont do the assignment they are going to arrest me. but i told them that i threw the check away. what can they do? and can i get charge and arrest me for it?


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 Post subject: Re: Can I be criminally charged? Can they arrest me?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:28 pm 
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and what can i do to avoid being sued and criminally charge? where should i go and report it to. i havent report it to the police nor the fbi. what should i do?


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 Post subject: Re: Can I be criminally charged? Can they arrest me?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:40 pm 
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mamasita112 wrote:
i have been recieving a check from a mystery shopper and i havent cashed the check but tore it up and threw it away in the trash. and theyre threatening me if i dont do the assignment they are going to arrest me. but i told them that i threw the check away. what can they do? and can i get charge and arrest me for it?


If you got this mystery shopper job from an ad online and never went into a actual building to be hired for it, then it is a scam and the people running it are in another country, so they will not have you arrested. Block their email address and phone number and just do not talk to them and all will be fine.

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