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Thankfully, I was aware that this was a scam, but I have heard stories from poor individuals how did not realize what was happening. Basically, the individual tried to tell me that he could not send me a check for the price of $200 but had to send me his entire work check of $4300.
He had told me that he entrusted me to deposit the $300 into my account and then return the $4100 back to him.
I have heard of this scam before, and basically he gets you to pay him $4100 of your own money, as well as gaining the information regarding your bank account, in which he continues to steal your identity.
We have contacted the police about this, and they are familiar with the scam; however, they cannot do anything about it since they do not know where he was coming from. They told us to contact you, so that you can warn others about this scam on your website, and also that you may be able to provide more information about this individual. His email address, or the one that he used to contact me, was a yahoo.com address. If you post anything,
I'd appreciate it if you did not use any information that would identify me, as this gentleman has my address, email, and phone number. I am afraid of what he will be able to steal from me, even though it is unlikely.
I just wanted to inform you of this so that another individual does not get taken advantage of. Unfortunately, he used our tragic story to try and catch us offguard. This made us very upset.
Thanks for your help and your excellent website. Let me know if you need any more information.
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I checked with the Alaska USA credit union it appeared to be drawn from and it turned out that the check was counterfeit. The letter appeared to be from a spanish country. The person became hostile when I told them it was counterfeit and I desired no further contact. They threatened legal action and demanded I cash the check immediately in turn I would get their shipping info. Are you kidding me? It's sad when scammers hit on honest people trying to help disabled animals. I just want to put this out there so it doesn't happen to anyone else. Most of the people I have dealt with on handicappedpets.com have been great and I hope it stays that way.
Tell as much people you know about it, or paste it and send to your e-mail adresses.
If it's too good to be true it ALWAYS is!
Hope these people get hurt fast and bad !
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It probably looks for misspellings, though, and those aren't what give away those I'll send you the big check, you send me the change, scams. They are very common- people get them at rescues, when they post on Craigs List, you name it.
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