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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2009, 12:28:17 pm »
It could be related to credit report agencies, and you may want to opt out. They sell your info to other people, that's usually how you end up getting those preapproved credit card notices.


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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2009, 05:43:47 pm »
I have never heard of such a deal....Wow, it is easy to see how people can get ripped off if they get a check like you did in the mail.

Thanks for the heads up and warning about scams like that.
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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2009, 06:30:05 pm »
i got an email for a mastercard with a $2500 credit...BIG SCAM

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2009, 08:22:08 am »
I got one of those checks this week for $3,843.45. The fact that it came in a completely plain envelope, with no markings/logos was a red flag for me before I even opened it. It was quickly put in the shredder.

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2009, 08:30:27 am »
I got an obvious scam in the mail yesterday and I was curious as to how they got my address.  Since it may or may not be related to information I filled out here, I wanted to post this and see if anyone else here got it also.  It was a check for $3,800 for a mystery shopping assignment.  The check is real, but I am sure no good.  It has to do with wiring money through Western Union.  I guess the scenario is that you wire it out of your account using your own money because your bank would certainly put a hold on the check you deposited.  By the time you find out that the check is no good, you have wired money to someone under a fake name with no way to every find them.

It is too bad that there are people that get away with this kind fo stuff.  Anybody else get this?
i got one the other day i just put it in the trash

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2009, 08:31:39 am »
I got an obvious scam in the mail yesterday and I was curious as to how they got my address.  Since it may or may not be related to information I filled out here, I wanted to post this and see if anyone else here got it also.  It was a check for $3,800 for a mystery shopping assignment.  The check is real, but I am sure no good.  It has to do with wiring money through Western Union.  I guess the scenario is that you wire it out of your account using your own money because your bank would certainly put a hold on the check you deposited.  By the time you find out that the check is no good, you have wired money to someone under a fake name with no way to every find them.

It is too bad that there are people that get away with this kind fo stuff.  Anybody else get this?

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2009, 08:45:31 am »
i got one the other day.

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2009, 08:59:00 am »
 my mothers neighbor is a simpleton like forest gump and he gets those in the mail and actually tries to cash them at his bank.   if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.  i'd like to get rich too but i don't want to be scammed in the process. :sad1:

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2009, 09:27:06 am »
 ::)  I am glad I haven't gotten any yet.  :dontknow:  :o

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2009, 10:11:17 am »
i ended up with this check last year and just threw it away they got my address because I asked a site for more info about working at home

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2009, 10:41:53 am »
I got one too! They are never any good! ;D

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2009, 11:28:40 am »
I've gotten other scam checks, but usually for smaller amounts. Always be sure to read the fine print!

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2009, 04:53:06 pm »
Haven't, but keep an eye out for them!

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2010, 01:07:20 am »
I never got one but, I read online about people getting scam. Some people even got cashier check which can fool the bank. Anyway, the bank will never take the lost. I think you should go to the police so the scam artist who sent you the check should get some treats they deserve.



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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2010, 02:41:24 am »
WOW! Once I got post office money orders.  One was actually official and the others were some sort of duplicate.  Yes, I did deposit it in my account because the guy called me everyday to see if it was clear to send him his portion.

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