Spam Alert – Bogus Checks Via UPS


It’s a great day when the UPS truck pulls up into your driveway with a small envelope  that contains a single money order to the tune of $750! No note enclosed with an explanation, just a postal check for money, but from who? That was the question I also had in my mind.
So, I did some checking. I started by calling the company that was listed as the address from which this bundle of joy had been sent. I quickly discovered it is a total scam! What a surprise! As you can see, the check looks real doesn’t it? But alas, I quickly discovered that if I were to cash it, I would find it to be bogus. So how does the scam work?
Well, I’m supposed to be receiving an Email telling me to send part of the money to another location. I would then find out later on that the postal order was indeed bogus and that my bank would like to have a talk with me. Later on it might be the postal authorities or FBI.
Moral of the story. If you get money in the mail you did not earn, contact the authorities and give your bank a heads up. These scams often come from overseas as part of a world wide effort to bring America down.
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About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who is currently residing in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy hiking, camping and all things related to gardening. I rec’d my degree from SIU majoring in Biology many moons ago and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology, the Finnish language and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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5 Responses to Spam Alert – Bogus Checks Via UPS

  1. melissa says:

    Just received 2 of these and i must say…..they sure do look real….it’s about to kill me….are you SURE they aren’t real?? lol. i am taking them to the local police department tomorrow and filing a report.

  2. Lamont says:

    Good luck I went to the police with this and they just told me to forget about it
    Mine came in the mail for something that some one bought from me and they over paid me. After I took it to the post office the post office wanted to talk to me . I took it to the police here in MASON COUNTY KY and they pretty much told me to walk away from it , that there was nothing that could be done. Im sure that if I had gotten the money that they would have done something then.

  3. Wanda says:

    Just got one in the mail for $995.45 and I will call the TV station and then take it to the Post office

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