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And why am I the one to pay it back? They didnt want any information on who the person that sent check and why.. They do not.. I have been in contact with these so called scammers have basically 4 phone numbers. Place of living..
Maybe it was an act of kindness. I did so.. And I should of seriously thought I was getting scammed.. Well honestly I didn't get.. They Never asked for any of this money from me. The Bank wants me to set of payments I said No.. The bank does not have the right to harass a disabled person or threathen me.
More than once.. I offered to help bank find out whom or where. Heck even got a job with these peoples as their accountant.. They told me what I needed. And wanted to see receipts. Yes actually. Through Walmart and Amazon carries these checks. Hmm what type of printer to use.
Who I am Paying. A vemo account I said why.. Always ask how am I feeling. Looks like a dummy check.. It's more of my Own Personal Bank scamming me than an actual scammer. Trying to Demand of Money.. So I'm being harassed more of the bank than actual scammer.. The bank should get nailed for Personally yelling at me in my home.. Sounds like you are still dealing with these people even though you know they are scammers.
Don't be desperate to pay your bills and end up in jail. I have always been a good judgment on real and fake. I copy that email and report it to as many places I can in hopes to help not 1 person get scammed. Best regards, S. On Plenty Of Fish I have had people try to do the money mule scam and also the iTunes card there could be more and I just know what it is but I do not give anybody money.
I think I am being scammed too. Was anyone named Donald who was trying to scam you? He supposedly is from NC but had to go to Ukraine for business but is now stuck due to what he says is Bank regulation changes that he didn't know about before he got there. Does this sound familiar to you? I got scam I'm so stupid I believe him they are always so nice.
He got my bank account number and put money in my account to pay for bills he couldn't do. I can't believe This happened to me. Now I don't know if I need a lawyer. I really thought I was helping someone. Didn't know it was a scam. He was on POF too. Charles Harald was his name.
So I retweet it and right away he DM and ask me questions. If I need help or have any bills. I said yes I have credit card. Without thinking because he give me a bank account I use it to pay off a couple of credit cards.
Then I dm said I was done. I was a bit scared and sound fishy. So I said no. So then they said well we already paid your credit card. And since it came from a different bank than my usual bank I usually make payments. They said it would take a couple of days. Anyways I told that to those people.
I told them no. But even though the payment is posted. I keep checking if the available credit is ready to use. And my credit card company said the only way the payment can be cancel if the bank will cancel.
Those this sound like a scam. If they threaten to bring FBI I will call the cops. Because I never ask them to pay anything they offered. Someone please help. Unfortunately I became a perfect example of the consequences of not doing my research on receiving a check in the mail from FedEx and instructions on what to do for secret shopper.
Ive been there for 15 years doing business with them. I was even working with them to see if this is legit. I had no idea if be arrested. So example of what to do if you get a check in the mail out the blue. Don't fall for it. I was sent money and figured out that they wanted me to do something illegal and they wanted me to transfer the money to bitcoin and send it to them. Did you ever find out what to do?
I'm curious. The person who sent the money said gift on transfer but still makes me nervous. I met a man in a dating site. He offered me a job as a accounts payable secretary. He told me to open a personal checking account.
I did because I thought it was permanent secretary job. He said he would deposit money every week so that I could pay the company bills. Then he had dollars deposited into personal checking account. I went online and found out it was from the state of Illinois.
But kinda suspected something was wrong. But I completed his instructions and fedx the money to a woman in Florida. The next day he told me to open a business checking account. He named the business and gave me the information I needed to open the account.
I did it. When I went To the Bank to withdraw the money I found that it was from sbad This is grant money for businesses that are suffering because of the pandemic.
I cut all communication with them because I figured out that this was a scam. He told me that the money was coming from his business, McKenzie cattle and land. Now I have dollars sitting in a business banking account.
The last text I got from him was tonight. Please help me. So I contacted the feds. They were no help. Now I moved because they have my home address. They texted it to me and said they were coming to my house. I jump at every noise I hear. Please if anyone can tell me what to do. I need the help. I called the bank to see if it was real. She said "No, the routing number isn't ours".
She said to call police and file a report then fax a copy of the check to them. I never did get instructions from the scammers. Just a check sent via priority over night mail. A detective is calling me today. Just learned that I was scammed. I was dealing with someone that said they would pay me to have a Burger King decal put on my vehicle. I went to deposit the check and my bank called me.
They told me that it's a scam and I would end up with a negative balance and I would also get in trouble because I was involved with depositing a fake check and moving money around for the scammers.
I am so disgusted with these heartless people who do this to those of us that need money right now. It's pathetic! So, be warned that there are scumbags out there who do not care about what they are doing to others during this pandemic. I met a guy on social media. We talked for a few months. He started asking me for money and it kept going up. Promise to payback. Asked for me to buy him a suit, cellphone, and other things. Did not do. I did fall victim would ask me to send bitcoins and send money wire transfer.
It was a mess dont do it. Almost got caught up lost money did not get back. Will not happen again. I have been a victim of overpayment and credit card fraud.
This guy didn't ask me for my bank details but he asked me to login to his bank account to help transfer his money to a money changer in Cyprus because he said that he is being quarantined and there is VPN restriction. Does this consider a scam too? When processing, he also receive authentication code and he sent it to me. I just had a guy that I've been talking to ask me to do the same. I am pretty sure it is a scam.
What happened? We have been scammed out of millions, property, and such devastating circumstances. No one would help us. We have had a hard time getting anything because of these scammers trying to hustle me. We have suffered health and heart problems. It is your choice whether to submit a comment.
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You may be helping a scammer move stolen money. Never send money to collect a prize. Also always a scam — and another a way to get you to move stolen money. Blog Topics:. Targeted individual March 5, reply. Same thing here,but how did they get his name , address,phone number,number is not listed. Nikki May 23, reply. Thank you for yourself. KaseyW March 4, reply. TrueVictim March 6, reply. Truevictim2 April 21, reply. Ayyleo21 June 21, reply. Same exact thing is happening to me right now I think.
Don't use your September 21, reply. Victim3 August 19, reply. Mymomsavictim September 23, reply. Cbook October 2, reply. Joyfullady58 December 4, reply. Did you get a lawyer? Tung March 6, reply. I wish the poster could be sent to Libraries and Schools, that would help spread the word. GG March 9, reply. Thank you so much. Getum March 11, reply. Today I received a very angry email about my deliberate ignore of the previous emails. This followed a whole bunch of threats if I go to the media with it, inform anyone else about or not pay.
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Comments Mister Ed November 26, reply. LJ April 11, reply. I just had the exact same thing. I just reported it. Nairita Dutta April 16, reply. I got the exact same email from a Suzy Fedora. RM April 16, reply. I just got on like that today as well. Ximbalou April 18, reply. I received the same kind of email. Did they send any information to your contacts? Ken L April 22, reply. RC May 3, reply. Juny May 21, reply. I just got tge exact text but they said 6 instead of 7 people.
Jonathan May 25, reply. JB May 26, reply. YourBoy May 27, reply. I reported also. Over it May 30, reply. I just got the exact same one right now. Rachel May 18, reply. Velveteen dream April 16, reply. Lucie April 18, reply. Adam broome May 15, reply. This guys are crazy, they once told me to pay in usd bitcoin. Aeesha August 11, reply. Hope you didn't pay.
I was also scammed in similar situation. RSC April 22, reply. Joe April 22, reply. Did anything become of it? Lizzy April 23, reply. CH April 23, reply. April 23, reply.
Bruce April 27, reply. SLK April 23, reply. Don't use your May 14, reply. They got my old password too the sender was sales. LAB April 28, reply. Got that same one today. Rtm April 29, reply. Bobc May 4, reply. Got same thing today.
Dave May 14, reply. KS May 14, reply. DC May 14, reply. Bill August 26, reply. Who do I report this to? LK April 24, reply. I too want to know where to report this. Werbs April 28, reply. Sam P April 29, reply. Pls can someone give me advice? LDL June 22, reply. Which authority did you report it to?