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 Post subject: Scamming Non Profits
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:06 am 
A new twist to the scam. I work for a company that deals with charitable non profit organizations. The organization is told they have become a beneficiary of an estate but the estate needs to clear up some debts before they can cut the final checks. The call and letters come from an alleged attorney in Canada. They are advised they will be sent a letter that includes instructions on paying off the debtors and a check to cover the amounts, naturally they will wait until the check clears before paying the debts. The debts are always to be paid via Western Union. The non profits have been in constant contact via phone with the scammer who wants to be updated on when the payments are sent. They check with the bank and are advised the checks have cleared after 4 or 5 days. In anticipation of receiving their windfall they pay the debtors as instructed. About a week later they are called by their own bank and advised the check was either altered or counterfeit and they are responsible for the bank's loss. The most recent was on 9-21-04 for $45,700. Their bankrupt now.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 12:16 pm 
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Dear jrs,
Can you PM me the full headers from the first email?
I'm in Canada and would love to trace it to see if it really started here or someplace else.
There are a lot of scammers here but many of them work with Nigerians and the checks are sent overseas once received.
The center of the scams seems to be Montreal.Were they sent from there?
ONce I trace them, We'll know which law enforcement agency to notify.
Thanks for letting us know about this new low in scams!


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