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#1 Jacilynda

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    Posted 16 October 2008 - 12:49 PM

    Yesterday there was a thread on buying some hotel stuff on ebay and it just being too good to be true. This morning I woke up and had a ups envelope on my front step. It was overnighted from NY, someone I didn't know. All I could think was: What is this!

    I opened it and there was a check from the Alexander Street Press (in Virginia) for $3000.00. WHAT IS THIS! At first I was excited, then I started thinking this is just too good to be true. It's a real check, but there is no letter. I tried googling something w/ the Alexander street Press, but nothing came up for a fraud or scam. Then I checked the address, it didn't exist. I knew it was a scam. I called the Alexander Street Press and they said there was a fraud case out with all of this. I have to fax them a copy, etc, and they're doing a federal investigation.

    DAMN, who couldn't use $3000.00? And why me?

    #2 *Heather*


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      Posted 16 October 2008 - 01:00 PM

      Dammit, what a tease! $3000 would be soooo helpful right now!

      #3 Bianca

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        Posted 16 October 2008 - 01:04 PM

        My brother (He's only 19) got a check like that. He was thrilled and was about to go to the bank and deposit it when my mom saw it. She took him straight to the issuing bank and asked them about the check. They said that if you cash it then the people who wrote the check will see all your account information and I guess that's what they want.
        19 adults/3 children with flights booked! 10 rooms booked!


        #4 Jacilynda

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          Posted 16 October 2008 - 04:15 PM

          I knew right away that something was fishy about it. I had no idea who it was that sent it, and the check is from a publishing company in Virginia but the return address was in NY and I live in Montana... then we google mapped the return address and it doesn't exist, they even put a city that doesn't exist in NY and there was no letter w/ the check.... It only takes a minute to realize this is weird.

          #5 Wisco4

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            Posted 16 October 2008 - 05:56 PM

            That is crazy!!

            #6 MsShelley


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              Posted 16 October 2008 - 06:03 PM

              wow, that is a suprise, but of course too good tobe true

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