Monday, November 8, 2010


Philippine CheckImage via WikipediaYou here in the news all time people committing fraud. Taking  peoples life savings, ruining their credit and possibly getting them charged with fraud just because they were sent a check for thousands of dollars. The check looks real it's from a well known bank. With economic times being so hard, the average person would deposit it in their checking account. The bank more than likely would accept it not thinking twice about it. Then a week or two goes by, the check does not clear. The banks calling  and asking you when, how, where did you get the check and threatening to charge you with fraud.

 I live in San Jose California,  I received a check while I was on vacation,  when I got back I was going through my mail, I open up this FedEx envelope there was this white envelope inside and nothing else. So I open it up and it is a check for $2,150, automatically I said who would send me a check out of the blue I could not think of anyone. I called the phone number on the FedEx package and left a message for the sender to call me back and let me know why they sent me this check. After a couple of days not hearing from the sender,  I got on the Internet and found the number of the company who supposed to have sent the check The Methodist Hospital Harvey Smith 6565 Fannin St. Houstin TX 77030 called them and they said they don't send checks by FedEx it's fake. I knew that this check was to good to be true. The check was draw on JP Morgan Chase Bank 10430 Highland Manor Dr. 3rd Floor Tampa FL. 336610-0000.

People I know times are hard and money is tight, so if you get receive a check by FedEx, UPS or by regular mail. Do your homework don't take it as a gift from God or who ever. Check it out throughly it could save you a lot of aggravation. Like my mother used to say "all money is not good money".Word to the wise don't be a victim.

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