Check Scams

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Bank Account overdrawn by false check

  • by: Alicia1997
  • #2217
  • Mar 2, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $5000
I met Larry Watson four months ago on-line. Unfortunately I had no idea that I was being scammed the entire time. He promised me a lot and I believed everything. He was supposed to fly to see me on March 12th. He sent me his flight ticket. I believe that this was made up by him now. He deposited an $11,000 check into my bank account in which he told me he would leave $6000 for when he returned here to see me and the other he needed to pay off his machine tools. The funds were available and I did take the $5000 and sent it to him by Money Gram. He then preceded to ask me for an additional $2500 at that point I had checked my bank account and it was overdrawn. He promised to put the money back into my account which never happened of course. I told him that I would go to the police and I haven't heard back from him since.
Names reported:
Larry Watson
Phones reported:
281-603-6221
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

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Unresolved

Big scam

  • by: neo201530
  • #2289
  • Mar 3, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
They say they are an online business and have you do things for them and they send a check $2200 dollars and bank will not cash cause they call and the people cant verify anything for them.
Names reported:
Jill Lacorte
Phones reported:
201-890-2212
Unresolved

Sold product on Craig's List and got phoney check

  • by: Woodshed573
  • #2771
  • Mar 12, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1200
Listed item on Craig's List. Received text agreeing on price. Received what looked like a valid check but checked with the issuing bank and learned it was not a valid check. Also the amount was for $1200 more so guess that we were to cash it and send him the excess.
Names reported:
Michael Tunner
Phones reported:
715-952-0456
Unresolved

Theft of $3000.00

  • by: Synwatt
  • #2795
  • Mar 13, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $3,000
A $2,964.67 check was issued to me by ThyssenKrupp from Citibank Delaware for contract legal services, and received via FedEx on 02/12/16; I verified its validity with Citibank Delaware and upon confirmation, deposited it into my Bank. I accepted another position and notified my contacts. On 02/17/16, AFTER my bank confirmed the check had cleared and funds were available, I withdrew the check funds in cash and, as instructed, deposited them into Bank of America account No. 237015771618, holder name JEMIMA SAWARI, on the same day. On 02/19/16, my Bank notified me that the check was NOT valid and had been returned UNPAID. My Bank withdrew the entire amount of $2,964.67 plus bank fees from my accounts, which left me with a significant negative balance. Despite numerous complaints and attempts to contact all relevant parties, I STILL DO NOT HAVE MY MONEY and NO ONE has responded.
Names reported:
Lisa Greck
Phones reported:
519-977-8420 x 232
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]; [email protected]
Unresolved

I am in the process of being scammed.

  • by: mancon
  • #2890
  • Mar 15, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I have received a cashier's check in the amount of $1,787.23. I have been asked to mystery shop an unknown store and a Western Union location, then send a cashier's check to someone in China in the amount of $1,517.
Names reported:
Rose William
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

I have been scammed by Muriel Kerry Fisher of UK.

  • by: David.
  • #2986
  • Mar 16, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $12,517.00
I have been corresponding from US with the above person in UK as a penfriend for two years. On 01/11/2016 I got a check for $14,000.00 from the above person to take it to a bank and transfer it to her friend in Huston who has an account in the same bank, Wells Fargo bank. After the bank assured me the check is good I told them to transfer it to Chery Escue account in Huston. After few days the Bank called me and told me the check was bad and asked me to pay. I was told I am a fraud victim so I reported it to the police and the FBI. I still want some advice what to do next. I have all supporting documents. I don't want to be published.
Names reported:
Muriel, Kerry, Fisher
Phones reported:
802-468-7270
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]