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samrhett2

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Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« on: September 27, 2009, 05:37:19 pm »
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 #1 on: September 27, 2009, 05:41:59 pm »
 :crybaby2:I get those all the time, just throw them away!!!!! Also, anyone who emails you from "Nigeria".. IT IS A SCAM !!!!!

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2009, 06:32:13 pm »
I have received a few of those. I just throw them away.

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2009, 07:06:08 am »
The only bad part was having to explain to my son that it was a scam.  He was all excited and had a new collection of action figures from Walmart all picked out.  It is funny how life teaches you about scammers as you go along.  He could not understand someone doing something like that.  It was kind of sweet to see. :crybaby2:

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2009, 07:31:21 am »
The only bad part was having to explain to my son that it was a scam.  He was all excited and had a new collection of action figures from Walmart all picked out.  It is funny how life teaches you about scammers as you go along.  He could not understand someone doing something like that.  It was kind of sweet to see. :crybaby2:

Those checks come from that optional survey. Don`t ever fill out for those mystery shoppers, i did and kept getting checks in the mail for that.

I never said it came from fusion cash. When you fill out for stuff online, companies sell your info.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2009, 07:42:47 am by dexterjrh »

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2009, 07:31:43 am »
I get them all the time. Some of my neighbors get them too and as far as I know, they don't use this site. So I doubt it has to do with fusioncash. But whenever you do the surveys (here or on another site) you are basically selling your information.
I get a lot of magazine's that I didn't subscribe to because of gpt sites. I just call them and cancel.

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2009, 07:58:44 am »
DO NOT FALL FOR IT. DONT CASH THAT CHECK, IF ANYTHING TURN IT OVER TO YOUR LOCAL POLICE DEPT. THE CHECK IS PROB FAKE AND DRAWN ON A NON EXISTANT BANK ACCOUT. THE COMPANY NAME ON THE CHECK PROB KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT THE CHECK.

I APLIED ONLINE FOR A SECRET SHOPPER JOB. AND GUESS WHAT MY 1ST JOB WAS------WESTER UNION MONEY TRASFERS. THEY GET YOU TO CASH THE CHECK (SOMETIMES YOUR BANK WILL CATCH A FAKE CHECK) YOU SEND THEM MONEY AND THAN THE BANK TELLS YOU THE CHECK IS NO GOOD. NOW YOU ARE OUT ALL THAT MONEY.
WHY WOULD THEY NEED TO USE THAT MUCH MONEY JUST TO INVESTIGATE WESTERN UNION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I RECENTELY GOT ONE FOR $2900. I WAS TO TRANSFER 2700 TO SOMEONE ELSE. NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2009, 08:09:34 am »
 :wave: Got the same thing check is bogus I called the company that was listed on check they said BOGUS I turned it in to fraud in the Treasure dept. They told me hang on to it they may need it if they get more reports. Advise u try this!!

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2009, 10:59:29 am »
yes i have had this happen but i also recieved flowers and candy from the same guy that was trying to scam me

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2009, 10:16:32 am »
I receive junk mail like that everyday, especially those from Nigeria.  I never open the email, I just delete them ASAP.  I hate that my email address is being sold like that.  Some vunerable person may think that these are legit and get pulled into these scams. :bs:
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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2009, 11:43:35 am »
Never got one ,maybe i will be extra careful with this .thanks for the post

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2009, 08:22:22 am »
I received one for 2750.00. And found out that a girl in alabama is being held responsible for at least 2 million dollars. They said that the checks are real but the account numbers is what is making it fraud because whoever are sending these checks are stealing account numbers from big businesses and then sending out checks to people as a secret shopper assignment and they ask you to deposit the check in your bank account and then wire some money some where else after you get your 200-300 dollar cut. And imagine how long this girl thought she had a job all this time and now she is owing 2 million dollars because it came from her account. That is sad. What is this world coming to?

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2009, 08:33:22 am »
I got one of these too.  I can't remember what I was supposed to do with the money, either-I'm sure it was one of those things with Western Union.  One of the worst things about it was that it had a real company's name on it-I went to their web site so I could tell them about it and of course they already knew.  They had a whole section devoted to the scam and warned people not to trust it, going on to say that it was not their company that issued the checks and they were investigating it. 
You can't trust anything!!!

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2009, 08:45:34 am »
Thanks for the heads up, I haven't gotten one yet but I'll be on the lookout.. I can't imagine what my mom would do if she saw it she would go crazy probably.

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Re: Anybody else get a $3,800 scam check in the mail?
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2009, 10:42:20 am »
nope  :bs:

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