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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Anonymous
Belleville, IL, United States
2013-01-05 13:40:30
Job Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Mystery Shopper scam
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Rick Alexander or Andrewsteve03
Email Address:
   sequoia4x4@gmail.com
Reply from craigslist saying his has a mystery shopper job available. He sends you a check for 1800 and you cash it at your bank (mine caught it as a bad check) then you buy something at Wal Mart and take your cut of 300 and western union the remainder. Mine was supposed to be sent to Receiver Name:...Amanda Simons
Address:..6789 57th Ave N
City:..Nashville
State:...TN
ZIPCODE : ..37209
The check said it was from Scottsdale Insurance Group in AZ
When I told \"MR. ALEXANDER\" that the bank would not cash the check, \"he\" thought that texting me angry words about it not be a scam would make me go and use my own money to fulfill the fake job. I informed him that the police had been notified and that my bank never cashed a check. He kept trying to persuade me to trust him and then accused me of trying to scam him by cashing his check and telling him the bank said it was a fraud.
PLEASE BE AWARE OF SCAMS AND NEVER USE YOUR OWN MONEY. IF YOU CASH A CHECK DO NOT USE THAT MONEY UNTIL AT LEAST 24 HRS AFTER YOUR BANK HAS COMPLETED THE PROCESS.
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