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Old 11-18-2005, 10:07 PM
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I wonder if they are so good that they would have a balance amount worked out too?

So if you ask the person that is giving you the check what the approximate balance is on the account. Then see if the person on the phone gives you something in the same range?

If the amounts aren't even close, then you know something is up.

Just a thought....
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This topic sounds familiar eh Outlaw?

You ain't lyin' there "Brother Cuda"....

Which is why I'm going to do a direct bank to bank wire transfer so it can be tracked.......

Had a good conversation with the seller today and I'm not quite so paranoid.
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The Post Office is now battling with Fake Postal Money orders. We get them almost daily in some offices
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I wonder if they are so good that they would have a balance amount worked out too?

So if you ask the person that is giving you the check what the approximate balance is on the account. Then see if the person on the phone gives you something in the same range?

If the amounts aren't even close, then you know something is up.

Just a thought....

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When my wife talked to the "bank" to verify to funds, they even told her the amount of the check. These people are extremely organized.
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I once got a fake cashiers check also for 13k. It was so good that my bank took it and deposited it in my account only for it to bounce a week later.
Exact thing happened to me, it was a perfect b of a check on their paper and everything....I was selling a jetski for $8300 but they sent the check for $13,300 wanting me to wire them the $5g via Western Union. Luckily for me I did'nt trust the check although my bank told me not to worry...I took out the $5g and took it to the casino

Of course I had to replace the funds 2 weeks later when they found out it was worthless....My bank just wanted their money back and had no interest in finding out who sent the check to me
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...cashiers check from b of a. my gal was alone and questioned the check (at least she was cautious) but the bank said yes thats our check. she accepts the check and away they go with her truck. ...

It appears as though she DID call the bank and verified the check? If so, I hope she got a name of who she talked to...go back to the bank.
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SOX,

I just thought that maybe telling the bank to hold on a second and cover the phone, then say to the person, they want to verify your balance and throw a wild number at him to see if the person just says yes that correct....

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Got ya, Sharkey. Good idea.
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Exact thing happened to me, it was a perfect b of a check on their paper and everything....I was selling a jetski for $8300 but they sent the check for $13,300 wanting me to wire them the $5g via Western Union. Luckily for me I did'nt trust the check although my bank told me not to worry...I took out the $5g and took it to the casino

Of course I had to replace the funds 2 weeks later when they found out it was worthless....My bank just wanted their money back and had no interest in finding out who sent the check to me
didnt realize people still fall for this one... b ut they are getting creative!
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i take cash only...never been screwed yet
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