Fraud Alert

Chris Breva By Chris Breva, 19th Jun 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1zj2q4d2/
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I was almost duped by a fraudster today. Fortunately I was cautious enough to call and check it out before I decided to bite.

Fraud Alert

My wife and I were the victim's of a fraud attempt today. A company which was supposed to have been based in Canada attempted to rip us out of $3,885.00.by telling us we had been selected as winners in a British Sweepstakes associated with our Walmart credit card. Well we just happen to have a credit card we purchased at Wal-Mart so we knew how they got our information. What they did was send us a check for $3,885.00 which they claimed we could cash and use to pay the taxes on the jackpot amount of $250,000.00. They claimed they would deduct it from the winnings.

Well hopefully they can deduct it from their lawyer's retainer because we turned it over to the proper authorities. I just wanted you all to know their MO.

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author avatar Chris Breva
I am a poet and editor of Mid-Ohio Valley Poetry Magazine. I have published four books of poetry in my lifetime. I write about a wide variety of topics. I really enjoy poetry.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
19th Jun 2013 (#)

Well done Chris. I hope this article will prevent others falling into the same trap .
God bless you
Stella

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
19th Jun 2013 (#)

We never go for any of the lottery out there unless they are the National Lottery or Camelot or the like which are certified by the government.
Ones which ask you for money are usually scamsters and many of them are fake businesses too. Take care...

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
19th Jun 2013 (#)

JD should have told you this as he resides in the UK....

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author avatar Terry Trainor
19th Jun 2013 (#)

Thanks for the warning Chris.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
19th Jun 2013 (#)

Well done and thanks Chris...

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author avatar Chris Breva
19th Jun 2013 (#)

You are all welcome.

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author avatar philpalm
19th Jun 2013 (#)

The most famous "scam" is the ones where they claim you can work from the home or the internet to earn money. If it is too good to be true often it is not true but a scam.

A lot of people save money with groupon. I suppose there also are a lot of coupon groups on the internet too.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
24th Jun 2013 (#)

If it sounds too good to be true, it is - we all know how tough it is to make money nowadays. Thanks for the alert, Chris - siva

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