Check Scams

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Unresolved

Possible scam/mail fraud

  • by: jimi123
  • #5765
  • May 3, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Received a check for $985.25 with instructions to call company for the "next step.". Sounded like a scam so I sent them a text in hopes of getting more info. Please see enclosed docs.
Phones reported:
972-652-0719

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Unresolved

Jefferson

  • by: dli
  • #5773
  • May 3, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $995.00
Check fraud, I have one waiting for me to send money right now.
Also reported:
Vintage LLC, Philip Smith
Names reported:
Timothy Chad
Phones reported:
347 508-1132, 772-361-1097
Unresolved

American Express office in Houston TX

  • by: chgriffin6
  • #5816
  • May 3, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $19,500.00
I was sent a check from India to the American Express office in Houston TX do not know his name But his phone number is 239-491-4156. I sent 2500.00 by money gram to Indian and the agent working for your company stole that money and sent my check back to India. Now I can not get my money because the stole the money for taxes. If this is the kind of people that work for you company then I have nothing to say good about your people. I have reported this to the FBI and I will going to the local news tomorrow. My lawyer thinks I have a good case to sue. So if some one can help me fix this it would help me a lot. MY number (940) 886 2277 if you need to call me.
Phones reported:
239-491-4156
Unresolved

Fraudulent Bank Check

  • by: tonyd
  • #5944
  • May 5, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received a payment for the sum of 4500.00 for sale of car. I received a bank check from LOWE CATTLE COMPANY INC. from FIRST REPUBLIC BANK California address for bank was legitimate, however check was a fake. I would not turn car over until check cleared,wich it did not and my bank verified it as fraudulent. I am still receiving text from them trying to pick up car.The number the text are coming from is (801)312-9454. This scam is on craigslist
Phones reported:
801-312-9454
Unresolved

Mystery shopper

  • by: mdong
  • #5990
  • May 6, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I got an employment offer. $300 per assignment. The sent me a "cashier's check" to deposit to my bank account and for me to turn around and send money order to another person. I did not follow their instruction. I researched that cashier's check will be put in a day or two by the bank to the recipient (supposedly me) account but it will take several weeks for my bank to find out the cahier's check is fake and my bank will turn around and deduct it from the recipient (my) bank account. ln the meantime, me thinking that I (w/c I actually do not have since it is a fake) have the money will send them a money order as they instructed. and when it reversed several weeks later, I am supposed to swallow the loss. I hope people get warned and get educated on how this cashier's check work. It was issued by First South Bank in Jackson TN, the address is wrong and I called the bank and they said it is a fake. Tell other people about this.
Names reported:
Lilly Robinson, Mark Bruce, Samantha Tess Goodrich
Phones reported:
305-735-6325
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Trying to scam me with cashier's check

  • by: puckdr
  • #6142
  • May 9, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Offered a cashier's check for $1000 to buy a $200 item. Can't send a money order. I have to deposit check, and then pay his movers the difference. Is in Alaska and is moving around, has a bunch of items in Ohio. Mine is the last. Clearly foreign since he gave his name backwards.
Names reported:
Loughman David
Phones reported:
609-476-9068
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]