Check Scams

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Art Check Fraud

  • by: citizensagainstfraud1
  • #3189
  • Mar 20, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
This Person claims to be "Maxerll Ore" But when doing a google photo search using the photo "he" has used, it returns that this photo belongs to another man in Illinois who is an architect. https://plus.google.com/u/0/107185930881859651260/about

This person's scam is they try to buy art fro an unsuspecting Atrist and send a check for more than the art costs and then says just send me a check for the overage. He is supposedly traveling in the Atlantic ocean so his person will handle where we should ship the painting to. He says that he is an "Ocean Engineer". Clearly none of the email thread or the post he made on my wife's art blog is real. I checked the IP address of the post and here is the data:
Hostname: 38.95.108.247 IP Lookup Location For IP Address: 38.95.108.247 Continent:North America (NA)Country: United States (US)Capital:WashingtonState: California City Location:Los Angeles Postal:90013 Area: 213 Metro: 803ISP: Cogent Communications Organization: M247AS Number: AS9009 M247 Ltd Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles Local Time:13:16:13 Timezone GMT

We have not responded to his most recent request of "where he should send the check." I can supply you with the email thread of the conversations if you want it. "his" email address is: From: Maxwell Ore [email protected]
If you study that email address you can see this is not a real person but "he" has 11 connections in Google Circles, one person, a woman, has at least three Facebook profiles with bogus data.

This is the second time that this scam check for Art has happened to my wife. the first time we gave the fake check to the police and told them what happened and never heard from them again about it.
Names reported:
Maxwell Ore (appears to be fictitious)
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

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Unresolved

Translator scam

  • by: thebalize
  • #3353
  • Mar 23, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $25
The above parties sent a fraudulent check for translation services.
Names reported:
Thomas Galton, Andrew Beaton
Web/emails reported:
[email protected], [email protected]
Unresolved

Money wire scam

  • by: Amandab16
  • #3375
  • Mar 23, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $400
Mark Johnson is the name used to txt me about sending the money from a check he sent me. I kept holding it in the bank because I figured that he was a scammer. He kept asking if the check clears and I have to send a money gram for the manager that lived in Puerto Rico. I did ask why the check was from a bank in Utah when the number he used was located in California. He made and excuse he was busy and would txt later. I have 3 numbers with the same area code. Because I was cautious,i t saved me 1700 dollars. I want these people caught and the bank and the people who were conned,to correct the accounts.
Names reported:
Mark johnson, Robert Franklin
Phones reported:
805-521-7408, 805-222-3006, 805- 852-7124
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

I have been scammed by Anna Romano

  • by: Markus
  • #3444
  • Mar 24, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $10
Was contacted by her to receive checks then cash them and send the money western union to a person in Poland. Check did not clear my bank so only lost ten dollars for returned check fee.
Names reported:
Anna Romano
Phones reported:
786-463-3061
Web/emails reported:
www.travelsonglines.org, [email protected]
Unresolved

Tried to send me a cashiers check

  • by: XLYONS
  • #3657
  • Mar 29, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I post to sell a couple of items on Letgo. which is a phone app like craiglist where you can sell anything. these to guys Don and Todd sent me a text through Letgo that want to buy my items and could only pay for them by cashiers check which would send more than the asking price and that they wanted me to send back the remaining money. after I cash the check at my bank
Names reported:
Todd
Phones reported:
504-689-6795, 678-433-2554
Unresolved

Check Scam

  • by: terra.webster
  • #3795
  • Mar 31, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1000
Being a independent consultant for Rodan & Fields, I was scammed by the supposed person above. They sent me a check for way more than the amount that was owed. I sent them the money back of the difference and days later the check was returned and I was out of my money. Good thing I cancelled the order! Do not let them get you either. Supposedly they are deaf, but defiantly can not type English so well either. Also, they want you money gram it back to them and it's not even that person.
Names reported:
Yesenia De Anda, Brent M Anders, Amy Bumgarner
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]