Morgan white dating fraud
If I hadn’t been aware from the beginning that the situation was strange, I would feel foolish about even communicating with this person, and I do feel that a little, anyway.Thankfully, I knew enough to avoid a problem in the end. In another attempt to confirm this was a scam, I called the number that had texted me and got a message that said, “Congratulations!
In some cases, the “collector” has detailed information about the victim – such as name, address and Social Security number – which makes the debt appear to be real.
The scammers call consumers and threaten them with legal action unless the victims authorize payments from their bank accounts.” Her office has received numerous complaints. In many cases, these collectors are very aggressive.
Here are some of the threats reported on our forums: Just to be clear, these are not collectors trying to collect legitimate debts.
His email style and punctuation were odd, and what he was asking seemed strange. He’d already put the check in the mail, so I didn’t reply. “Tony” included a USPS tracking number, which indicated that he was sending the check from California.
He wrote: “You don’t need to bother yourself with the shipment, I’ll take care ofthat by engaging the services of a mover, hence I’ll be sending acertified check payment and it will be delivered to you via USPS, so I’ll need you to provide me with the following information tofacilitate the mailing of the check.” Red flags everywhere, right? So I went ahead and gave him that information but explained that I didn’t really understand what he meant by “mover.” I asked more questions but didn’t get a solid response. He went on to say that he would send me a check for more than he owed me for the Kindle and asked me to use Money Gram to send the rest of the money to a person named Felix Johnson in Baltimore. A reverse phone number search linked the number “Tony” texted me from to somewhere in Utah. Even though I was sure it was a scam, the large amount made it ridiculously obvious.