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 Post subject: cash the check and transfer money VIA western union
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:32 pm 
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well i know most of you who have responded know what's going on with my situation. i responded to a work from home program online and what the ad said was that this man would deposit money into my bank account, then i would cash it, and send it to someone overseas and keep 5% to myself as comission. well of course i realized this was a big scam AFTER i had already gave my bank information out. on my way to the bank to close my account i saw a 7,392.99 check in there. make a long story short, i just left it in there and the bank withdrew it, and today i closed all my accounts (savings&checkings). i am just going to switch to another bank. now here is where my second problem occurs. on friday afternoon i received an email from him stating that he has possession of my social security number which he spelt out in the email (i never gave him that info i have no clue how he got it) .. i've already put an initial fraud alert onto my credit reports but now what? can anyone direct me to a website that deals with this issue???


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:01 am 
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I'd be interested to know how this worked out for you. Did you contact the Social Security Administration about your stolen Social Security Number ?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:33 pm 
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http://www.fraudaid.org deals with these scams

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 Post subject: money mule scam
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:22 pm 
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The same thing happened to me, but it was an actual cheque I put in the bank. The bank closed my account before I could. I did not realise this was a big scam until after I put the cheque in. The cheque has not cleared, obviously. I am wondering what to do now. No money was taken out. All I have are e-mail addresses of the person who sent the cheque and the one who contacted me in the first place. Should I give the bank the info?


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 Post subject: Re: money mule scam
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:47 pm 
ladyune657 wrote:
The same thing happened to me, but it was an actual cheque I put in the bank. The bank closed my account before I could. I did not realise this was a big scam until after I put the cheque in. The cheque has not cleared, obviously. I am wondering what to do now. No money was taken out. All I have are e-mail addresses of the person who sent the cheque and the one who contacted me in the first place. Should I give the bank the info?


Yes you should cooperate fully with the bank


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 Post subject: Re: money mule scam
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:24 pm 
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ladyune657 wrote:
The cheque has not cleared, obviously. I am wondering what to do now. No money was taken out. All I have are e-mail addresses of the person who sent the cheque and the one who contacted me in the first place. Should I give the bank the info?


Telll the bank all of the info that you know, and DO NOT TAKE OUT ANY OF THE MONEY FROM THAT CHECK!!!!! Once the check comes back as counterfeit, they will take the full amount of the check out of your account, but if you have not taken the money out then your account will just be back where it started before all of this.

Also, you may want to file a police report. This will show that YOU are not the scammer and that you found out after the fact that you were being scammed. (I have seen some banks come back at the victims and try to charge them with being the one who made the counterfeit checks, so being honest and doing a report now will help to keep you looking like the victim, not the scammer.)

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 Post subject: Re: money mule scam
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:09 pm 
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I wish I someone had told me about not taking the money out until they came back. I know my bank wants to pass a judgement on me if I dont pay this. So they put the blame all on me I guess.

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ladyune657 wrote:
The cheque has not cleared, obviously. I am wondering what to do now. No money was taken out. All I have are e-mail addresses of the person who sent the cheque and the one who contacted me in the first place. Should I give the bank the info?


Telll the bank all of the info that you know, and DO NOT TAKE OUT ANY OF THE MONEY FROM THAT CHECK!!!!! Once the check comes back as counterfeit, they will take the full amount of the check out of your account, but if you have not taken the money out then your account will just be back where it started before all of this.

Also, you may want to file a police report. This will show that YOU are not the scammer and that you found out after the fact that you were being scammed. (I have seen some banks come back at the victims and try to charge them with being the one who made the counterfeit checks, so being honest and doing a report now will help to keep you looking like the victim, not the scammer.)


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