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Aquliex Group Income Scam

  • by: bxy117
  • #5521
  • Apr 28, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Hello,

The email below was sent to me saying that my Penn State Alumni Career Center referred them to me...Today I received a text from 1+218-212-9659 and was also sent a check via FedEx from Palm Springs Rental Agency (225 South Civic Drive#7, Palm Springs, California 92262) in the amount of $1622.71 from Pacific Western National Bank - Pico Rivera California

They wanted me to deposit this check into my acct and send them a copy of the deposit slip. (I believe in a really stupid attempt to eventually steal from me - they probably thought I made the big bucks being a Penn State Graduate, which isn't the case!)

I am unemployed and have been looking for work for months, and they probably found me on a job search web site. I am so broke I can't rub 2 pennies together, but I am also educated and know that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Please do something about stopping these people. I cannot believe I almost fell for it! Hard economic times could have become even harder for me if I was arrested for fraud!

I have attached pictures of the front and back of the check along with a picture of the FedEx mailing label.

Please contact me if I can help any further.

Sincerely, Bobbie Jo Young
From: "Aquilex Group Corporation"
To:
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 11:31:39 AM
Subject: Your 1st Assignment & Instructions To Follow Today - Bobbie Young

Dear Bobbie,

How are you doing today?
We are writing you to inform you of your 1st assignment you'll be carrying out today.The Assignment will be delivered to you via FED-EX today with tracking number: 776202291540. It will be part of your duty to monitor the transit of the Payment Parcel. On delivery of payment, you are to send a notification that payment has been received and then proceed with the processing. Kindly deposit payment via your banks mobile app, or go to your bank today and have payment deposited 24 hrs .We would need you to send a copy of the deposit slip provided to you across the counter after deposit has been made. Once a confirmation of deposit is received. We shall be sending you an email with further instructions on how your 1st assignment should be completed also note, your are deducting your 10% payment and also additional $100 before completing your 1st assignment instructions shall be sent to you later do confirm once payment has been received for processing.

Thanks for your Co-operation

Regards,
Mrs Stephanie McBride
Names reported:
Mrs. Stephanie McBride
Phones reported:
218-212-9659
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

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Unresolved

Rock star banner

  • by: MMB
  • #5552
  • Apr 29, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $2350
I was offered a position to have a rock star banner on my car and that if i did i would receive 200$ a week, after receiving the check i contacted Larry and he then gave me a routing number and a checking account to deposit the check i proceeded to ask Larry about the rest of the money and he gave me an account number of someone named Eldon to deposit into his account.
Names reported:
Larry Jones, Eldon King
Phones reported:
559-481-6052
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Craiglist scammer

  • by: twilson
  • #5669
  • May 2, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
He offered a job sent me a check ask me to.cash check in my account for job, later told me that job was cancelled and to send the money through money gram to Eduardo Mateo. In daly city ca....he is on Craig's list
Names reported:
John Kasper
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Scam

  • by: Victorf15
  • #5680
  • May 2, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
So they said
Thanks for your reply, I am quite comfortable with the condition of the item.I will add $30 to the purchase price for you to hold it for me,It will take 2 -3 days for the payment to get to you,as for delivery, I will make arrangements for the pick-up after you have received payment,If this meets your approval,Please get back to me with the details below

Full Name:

Address: (No PO Box)

City:

State:

Zipcode:

Phone number:

Email:

I will alert my personal assistant to get the Bank Check mail to your address.

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This is what i asked Can u do paypal or on pickup payment or is this ur only choice

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Fake Right?
Names reported:
Martha Nichols
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Scam Alert

  • by: vercheak
  • #5735
  • May 2, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received a text asking if product was still available. Was told to remove add and they would give me an extra $50 over asking price. A check was sent. They mentioned their assistant had over paid me and asked if I would be honest and return the extra amount. Upon delivery he started texted me all throughout the day wanting to know if I had received. Then kept asking me to deposit and send remaining balance Western Union money transfer. Asked if I was with the check and if I would send a picture of check to him. Anyway they kept telling me what to do so I said I would be in touch. Then I called the police. They confirmed......
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union P.O. Box 11547 Santa Ana CA. www.schoolsfirstcu.org
My asking price was $200 / check was for $1550
I only have texts no emails
Phones reported:
650-419-7547
Unresolved

Scammed by David Thomas

  • by: Bswartz82
  • #5750
  • May 3, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I was selling my four wheeler for 1200.00. Got contacted on let go.com and the buyer said he was sending the cashiers check for 2100.00. Told me to send the difference to the shipper. Said he was local. Was in California however the envelope was With a business address and sent from California. Shipper is supposed to be located in Maryland. With address 222 mid pines court owings mill, md 21117 check is supposed to be a cashiers check however when I called the bank they said that a cashiers check for that particular amount and check number was not exist any.
Names reported:
Divine Intervention, Jasmine Gochenour
Phones reported:
909-245-3461