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Old 11-18-2005, 07:05 PM
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we had a lil pickup for sale. after taking all the calls i get one and the guy wants to come see it. seems he has a used lot and promised another truck to his customer but his partner had it sold.so, he needed one asap to get this customer taken care of. he and a partner came to look at it and they bought it. 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. she runs to the bank asap only to have the cashier laugh and say," what should i do with this?" she by now realizes she's been had.
b of a told her to file with glendale p.d. and the fbi so now it's a waiting game.
doesnt anyone make a legit deal anymore???
we're ready for some good luck....please....soon...
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Old 11-18-2005, 07:31 PM
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really guys i can post some positive things...really i can...
just waiting for them to come my way
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Old 11-18-2005, 07:34 PM
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I don't get it.....can you explain it better?
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Old 11-18-2005, 07:39 PM
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I don't get it.....can you explain it better?
Probably a counterfeit check. Wassup Norty?... Hey SeanV.... are you in Glendale Ca like me?....
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Old 11-18-2005, 08:06 PM
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no. az here. yes the check was a fraud. and now that she showed it to me its obvious. misspelled words on the check should have sent us into alert mode but hell, i dont spell perfect so...
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Old 11-18-2005, 08:07 PM
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O.K guys this is an important scam and it is easy to be had. My wife works for a bank and see's a lot of scams and is working with the FBI on them.

In a nut shell these crooks are so good they actually will have the phone number of the bank (in this case B of A) on the check. IT IS A FAKE NUMBER and they will answer the phone as that bank and will verify the funds . My recommendation is to find the number of the bank on the check in the yellow pages or on line and call that number.

The latest scam is to send people a letter telling them they won a lottery years ago and a bank check will be coming to them in the mail. Then they must send back (in a money gram) a sum of money to cover the taxes. These guys will also put a number on the letter and answer the phone as that company and will talk to you and sound very convincing.

On Thursday my wife and some co-workers called the number on the check which was supposed to be the bank she works for. She personally talked to an impostor which verified the funds on the fake check. Then her co- workers on two separate occasions spoke to the fake lottery company which had there story down perfect.

So as you see it is very easy to think you have verified the funds.
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Old 11-18-2005, 08:09 PM
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I read an article recently how counterfeit "cashier's checks" were the new ploy in town.......

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Old 11-18-2005, 08:24 PM
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When I sold my world series tickets, I took the check to the bank and cashed it before I sent the tickets.

The lady was pissed, but I didnt care.

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Old 11-18-2005, 08:35 PM
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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.
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Old 11-18-2005, 08:40 PM
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Default Re: beware of cashier of certified checks

Originally Posted by Formula Outlaw
I read an article recently how counterfeit "cashier's checks" were the new ploy in town.......
This topic sounds familiar eh Outlaw?
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