is it real or is it fake?

United States
March 13, 2008 9:08pm CST
a man walks into his bank with a check, but it is not an ordanary check this is a western union check. he cashes the check without a problem for he has a chceking account at the bank. needless to say the man days later finds that the money has been taken from his checking account and is drasticly overdrawn the check came back it was not good. of all thinks he thought he was safe because it was western union, but he find hisself in a pickle now. he had done what was instructed to him, to cash the check and send a certain amount to one place and another certain amount to another. he was to send an evaluation of services in on the companies that he used to send the money to the other places. one being western union and the other being money gram. now the man is out of a great deal of money. he was to keep only a part of the money for his services. what he did not know was in fact the real matter was that the western union check was fraud. ow the bank working with him in the matter has politely set him up on monthly payment plan to pay off the rest of the money that was in the amount of the check. it is getting harder and harder to tell, is it real or is it fake? the plit of the matter it is not just regular checks anymore. the problem use to be that a person would write a check on their account and not have enough funds to cover the check but now it is a whole different world. people are useing high grade paper and makeing fake checks, checks suposed to be from companies, checks suposed to be from western union, checks suposed to be from money gram and cashier checks, but it does not stop thier for it is in money orders as well with this fraud. western union and the post office money oredrs are the mostly hit with being fake but there are others out there as well be also on the look out for cvs money orders they are the latest subject of being hit for haveing fraud money orders made off of them. they places that you are sending the money to or the person i should say is really racking up on money from different people from differnt walks of life and different places.
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• United States
14 Mar 08
not only is this common, but the guy in this case whos out a lot of money, can also be charged with a felony for taking part in this, even though he wasn't aware at the time that the check was bad. Isn't that some messed up laws?
@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
14 Mar 08
It is a shame that there are places and people out there doing this type of thing to people. And the problem is so many people are unaware of these and Cash these checks to find themselves in deep trouble later on. I actually know someone who was sent Checks from someone and they were contacted via someone on their Yahoo instant messenger. Luckily he did not cash these, and checked with his Bank first to make sure they were real before cashing them, and now they are doing a Fraud investigation on those as well. Problem is he has never turned in this person as far as I know, or blocked him from his IM. His issue assuming nothing wrong, was he gave the person in question his name, home address, telephone number, etc. I guess some people are so gullible out there for $$ they never think to protect themselves from someone they may not know. But this is surely something else that needs to get the word out, and hopefully people will get the word and choose to be cautious from here.