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 Got A Check In The Mail.....Is It A Scam???
Unread 3 years agoclass of '07 - away - #1
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It's from Allied Consumer Research. The Check looks very official and its for 1500.00!!
I called the number and some African guy answered (red flag #1) and he asked if I cashed the check yet and I said no. He told me to cash the check and call him for further instructions to complete my a.ssignment. image

I found it strange that he would be working on a Sunday. (Red flag #2)

I could easily take the money and run but there has to be a catch somewhere. And don't laugh and say its obvious bullsh-t becuz I know most likely it is. Nothing in life is free.

So tell me what y'all know bout this.....my lucky day or is it a scam??
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Unread 3 years agoclass of '10 - away - #2
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@ the African working on a Sunday.

Just rip that sh*t up bruh
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I almost died when I read "The check looks very official". sh*t is a scam son. You cash that check and the bank will come after you to get back their money. My man said he found it strange the African was working on a Sunday. This thread is jokes.
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I'm not sure if you're being serious but a cheque for $1500 in the mail should have been the first and only red flag you needed to know it's a scam.
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There are a ton of scams out here to mainly target the elderly & the unaware... If a deal is too good to be true, then it usually is... in this situation, I would have told the guy I already cashed the check just to see what he would say.. but DON'T cash that check dude.

I have received a few scam calls in my time.. & I just play alone with them when Im bored..

Like one time.. this Indian guy called and was like... you won a million dollars & benz... I knew it was a scam so I just played along... So I started talking like a old man, giving the guy false info & making him repeat stuff over and over again(he also told me to write a series of numbers down also... I was like uh huh.. im writing it sir )... So after I'm done entertaining myself with the call, I asked when will I receive my benz and million dollars... the guy was like.. Mr. Walker(wrong name) you would first have to go to wal mart and wire $4,800 to the number I gave you...

After that... I honestly snapped.. I replied... "dude, ... you're going to hell for this sht.. preying on elderly people..." the guy hung up... but I'm still shocked.. like its really people out here tryna get over on people like this.. so I called the number back & told dude he was wrong for doing this... homie replied... " get off my phone, I'm trying to make money"
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LikeABoss38701 said:
There are a ton of scams out here to mainly target the elderly & the unaware... If a deal is too good to be true, then it usually is... in this situation, I would have told the guy I already cashed the check just to see what he would say.. but DON'T cash that check dude.

I have received a few scam calls in my time.. & I just play alone with them when Im bored..

Like one time.. this Indian guy called and was like... you won a million dollars & benz... I knew it was a scam so I just played along... So I started talking like a old man, giving the guy false info & making him repeat stuff over and over again(he also told me to write a series of numbers down also... I was like uh huh.. im writing it sir )... So after I'm done entertaining myself with the call, I asked when will I receive my benz and million dollars... the guy was like.. Mr. Walker(wrong name) you would first have to go to wal mart and wire $4,800 to the number I gave you...

After that... I honestly snapped.. I replied... "dude, ... you're going to hell for this sht.. preying on elderly people..." the guy hung up... but I'm still shocked.. like its really people out here tryna get over on people like this.. so I called the number back & told dude he was wrong for doing this... homie replied... " get off my phone, I'm trying to make money"


LMFAO


bruh if you still have his number post that sh*t in the streets so everyone can call him
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I stay playing along to these scams like this jamaican dude called me and was like is mr Peterson there i'm like nah you got the wrong number, he goes oh well it's your lucky day you can claim his prize of one million dollars. I knew what it was from the jump but i played along and was like we going to sizzler we goin to sizzler he started laughing like ''i got this n*gga'' i took all that dudes instructions wrote them down and i said ''i work for the fbi and we will come after you'' he said uh uh ''click'' hung up the phone i was
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Unread 3 years agoclass of '07 - away - #8
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word to the wise young brother....if you ever have any doubt when it come to MONEY.....then its too good to be true...keep the check for proof(cuz u made need proof since he has ur info) but never cash it, ever. This is a white collar crime so it is a federal offense....good luck man.
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Unread 3 years agoclass of '11 - away - #9
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Scam b. If you even try to cash this you'll owe the bank back the money.
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Yung Dilla said:
I stay playing along to these scams like this jamaican dude called me and was like is mr Peterson there i'm like nah you got the wrong number, he goes oh well it's your lucky day you can claim his prize of one million dollars. I knew what it was from the jump but i played along and was like we going to sizzler we goin to sizzler he started laughing like ''i got this n*gga'' i took all that dudes instructions wrote them down and i said ''i work for the fbi and we will come after you'' he said uh uh ''click'' hung up the phone i was
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Unread 3 years agoclass of '04 - away - #11
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what if you went to walmart or some check cashing place and got it cashed???
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Unread 3 years agoclass of '12 - away - #12
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Don't cash it, it's a scam.

My homie got a check like that for like 1k and didn't know who or where it came from, but took it to a check cashing place and cashed it.

A week later the check cashing place blowing his line up talking about the check was fraudulent and he needs to repay them.

Dude ignored them

Police come to his house with a warrant and he got arrested and had to pay restitution.

Last edited by Prostyle; 12-13-2012 at 12:53 AM..
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Prostyle said:
Don't cash it, it's a scam.

My homie got a check like that for like 1k and didn't know who or where it came from, but took it to a check cashing place and cashed it.

A week later the check cashing place blowing his line up talking about the check was fraudulent and he needs to repay them.

Dude ignored them

Police come to his house with a warrant and he got arrested and had to pay restitution.
Your friend sounds exactly like some of the slow cats ive dealt with. I tell em u can mess up ur acct/s up & go to jail knowlingly depositing bs checks. Im be sayin to myself "ur dumb a.ss really think some one just gonna give u some money that u dont know,especially when u cant get people u know to pay up lol". Now some people I speak with got caught up thinking they working for a legit company but actually doing the dirty work for the scam artists...thats one of sadiest parts of job hunting cuz now u owe mo money,may have lower credit score n future jobs may pass u up cuz this bs.
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this alabama n*gga can't be that slow


people still fall for nigerian scams to this day
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Yeah its a scam. My fam got a $3,000 check like that and cashed it at the bank. They didn't realize it till a couple weeks later and turned it into a loan she had to pay back. They were all shocked it got cashed. Came in handy tho.
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Scam bro and im a nigerian, lol . But on the other hand im tired of cats placing nigerian with every scam,

trip dawg did that check have any postage on it? for all we know somebody coulda just dropped that sh*t in ur box.

My girl got a check and she cashed it by the time we put two and two together it was too late.

Last edited by Tonero; 12-13-2012 at 05:43 PM..
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wait...so YOU cash a check for 1k...so how would these nigerian get the money, usually u have to deposit something into an account and then pretend they're gonna wire you the money after you cash their check and send it to them
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My mom got one of those checks for 3 grand once

Some lotto she won in the uk or some sh*t

I read te letter said that she had won like 300 grand

The check they sent was to pay them for the taxes and delivery of the actual grand prize, after we had cashed them

The check usually coming from a company that has nothing to do with the uk lotto, a legit business with their actual number and sh*t, that's what makes it appear look legit

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Jacc Blacc said:
wait...so YOU cash a check for 1k...so how would these nigerian get the money, usually u have to deposit something into an account and then pretend they're gonna wire you the money after you cash their check and send it to them
My homie got a check for $3200.00 from someone on craigslist, secret shopper. They act like they will pay you $400 or so to do some research. Really all they say is deposit the check into your account, send me $2800.00 back and you keep $400.00 The check was a perfect fake and it would've cleared i'd say some banks.

Anyway, the check clears at first then after a few weeks they figure out its a fraud and you pay them back or go to jail.
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