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I have ran across a few things that makes me want to slap someone through the desktop. I really am tired of the foreign emails saying that I can get this money.
I fell for one scam; I received a check in the mail and deposited it into my checking account. The bank cleared it after a week or so. I bought things and like 3 weeks later I received an overdraft notice and fee.
I went to the bank and they looked into it on the computer as I waited. She showed me a scanned picture of the check and it had a stamp saying "do not cash, lost or stolen".
Of course I disputed it and she was able to close the account. I never heard anything else about it.
Later on down the line I received money orders in the mail and I took them to another bank I was a customer at and they just looked at them and immediately said they were counterfeit.
My daughter just received a check for a bit over $3,000 a few weeks ago. She was to wire 10% of the sum through Western Union. My daughter wanted to check it out so she went to my bank and since she has no account, used the check to open one. The teller advised for her to let him fax a copy to whomever to get it checked. Two days later, my daughter received a phone call from the bank stating that it was fake.