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 Post subject: TD Ameritrade/First national bank of omaha check scam
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:33 pm 
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I have just received a check for $2950.00 from TD Ameritrade Inc. and First National Bank of Omaha...I don't have an account with either of these but they sent me a check for that much money and the check looks real. The whole situation looks like a scam to me but I don't see how...If i go to my bank and cash it, and if the check clears then i would have the money in my bb&t checking account and they would never see any of it right? Please help me, this looks so good but I think it's a scam. I'm new to checking accounts and everything so I'm not too sure of what to do.


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 Post subject: Re: TD Ameritrade/First national bank of omaha check scam
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:13 pm 
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You need to call the bank on that check to check the validity of it... I'm 99.99% sure it's counterfeit... if you cash that and it is they will freeze your bank account and you could be arrested... Call both that bank and TD Ameritrade to let them know what's going on and see what they want you to do with that check. You've heard the saying "if it's too good to be true...."...


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 Post subject: Re: TD Ameritrade/First national bank of omaha check scam
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:01 pm 
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You're probably right zimora, thanks for your advice! I'm going to call the bank in the morning to see what they say.


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 Post subject: Re: TD Ameritrade/First national bank of omaha check scam
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:27 pm 
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I am guessing by now you know it is counterfeit, but I am wonder what the bank said.

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 Post subject: Re: TD Ameritrade/First national bank of omaha check scam
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:42 pm 
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Well, I ended up getting two checks that I thought were fraudulent. The first bank of Omaha was the first bank I contacted and they confirmed the check was a fake and suggested that I take the check to my bank to have it faxed to them which I am planning on doing. The second bank I called for this other check I received in the mail said that they couldn't confirm if the check was fake or not unless I was there in person which can't happen because It's only located in florida. The funny thing is, the second check just came out of nowhere and for no reason so it was still pretty easy to tell that it's a fake. I'm glad I found this site though, if this ever happens to me again I'll know where to go or maybe I'll be able to help someone else.


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 Post subject: Re: TD Ameritrade/First national bank of omaha check scam
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:31 am 
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Glad to have helped...


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 Post subject: Re: TD Ameritrade/First national bank of omaha check scam
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:46 am 
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skylee wrote:
Well, I ended up getting two checks that I thought were fraudulent. The first bank of Omaha was the first bank I contacted and they confirmed the check was a fake and suggested that I take the check to my bank to have it faxed to them which I am planning on doing. The second bank I called for this other check I received in the mail said that they couldn't confirm if the check was fake or not unless I was there in person which can't happen because It's only located in florida. The funny thing is, the second check just came out of nowhere and for no reason so it was still pretty easy to tell that it's a fake. I'm glad I found this site though, if this ever happens to me again I'll know where to go or maybe I'll be able to help someone else.


Be careful about bringing a check into the bank! We have seen people that have been arrested when the show up at the back with a fraudlent check, and the back charges THEM with the fraud . . . they will say since you are holding the check you are in on the whole thing and knew it was counterfeit and were trying to defraud the bank. Why can't you just fax it to the bank on your own? Or, better yet, since you know they are counterfeit, shred them and be done with it. If you do feel the need to turn them in to someone, I would call the police and turn them into the cops and let them connect with the bank but do NOT take either of these checks into the bank!

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 Post subject: Re: TD Ameritrade/First national bank of omaha check scam
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:43 pm 
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I totally agree with Shawn... either fax them, shred them or turn them into the police... don't take them personally to the bank.


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 Post subject: Re: TD Ameritrade/First national bank of omaha check scam
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:28 pm 
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Hello Well guess what I just got a check delivered by Fed ex TODAY in the amount of 2850.00 TD Ameritrade/First national bank of omaha check... I googled it and here I am.. I just now checked my email to see if any more info about the check may have been sent because all I got in the mail was the check and nothing else. here is what the email said.....

Hello XXXXXXX XXXX
How are you doing today ? I am very sorry for the delaying you
receiving the Check payment, it was due to a few logistics problem.
You will receive the upfront payment from my Business Associate today
(16th of March 2012} in form of a CERTIFIED CHECK through FEDEX
tracking number ( 793343746970) .Once you receive check I want you to
take it to your bank and get it deposited for 48hrs. Once you deposit
it, tell the cashier that collect the check from you at your bank to
give you $1000 instantly and you will send the 1000$ to the H.R agency
who will be responsible for Zone D arrangement via western union money
transfer and make in *MONEY in MINUTE*. You will take 300$ as the
first week job payment for the SHOPPER i offered you when the check is
cleared Here's The H.R agent Information Below:

Name: Cherry Lott
Address: 49-51 Leicester Square
City: London
Zip code: W2 4PU
Country: United kingdom

Please make sure you get the money sent as soon as possible through
western union transfer. Kindly provide me with the western union
details for the receiver such as

SENDERS NAME
SENDERS ADDRESS
AMOUNT SENT
10 DIGITS MTCN {MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER}

Kindly make sure the transfer is successfully done. I'll be expecting
an acknowledgment email upon receipt of this email and the Transfer
details as soon as it's done.


Best Regards
Leslie Morgan
Secret Shopper®

now here is the 1st ermail then the 2nd email that led to the email you have just read. all are different addresses and names.


From: MS-Network <scpserv1st@aol.com>
To:
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 1:26 PM
Subject: Mystery Shopper Needed

Hello Candidate,

You have been selected for assignment as a Secretshopper in your area.
You will get $200 has been a Secretshopper and your employment packet
will include funds for the shopping. Full job description will be sent to you
prior in your assignment. You will have access to training materials after
you register. Money order/Payment check would be in a certain amount
which you would be required to Cash a your Bank, deduct your salary
and have the rest used for the evaluation.

Provide the following information if you interested and we can shortly
to the next step when this one complete:

* Your Name (first/last):
* Your Physical Address:
* City, State, & Zip Code:
* A g e:
* O c c u p a t i o n:
* Alternative E-mail:

We are waiting your good response, Thank you.

(Candidate from USA & Europe are allowed to apply for this offer)

Regards,
Mrs. Melinda Reyes
Head of Recruitment
SS-Network @2012

Congratulations Prospective Shopper;

I will like to inform you that the payment to carry out your first assignment has been approved , issued and would be sent out to you on Thursday 15TH March 2012. instructions of your assignment and also the tracking number of the package will be emailed to you Thursday 15TH March 2012.

PLS ACKNOWLEDE THE RECEIPT OF THIS EMAIL

Regards,

Mrs. S Turner
Head of Recruitment
SS-Network @2012


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