I thown away 8,000 dollars today

United States
November 10, 2009 12:49pm CST
ok for real I torn in half and tore it again and in the garbage it went. Story behind it I made few phone calls and had to look up the numbers of course Then wait on line, hearing the music that is surpose to calm you down and then finnally someone to talk to. ok now after hearing what they have and what they do I finnally got a word in , hello I would like to verify a cashier check please. And as I thought they where no good. I always verify everything. ok do you want the address of who sent them, no we do not, ok do you want the checks back, no we do not, well ok are you sure you do not want them, no just throw them away. so I thanked them and tore them up and in the garbage they went. Myself who would want to take the time, waist their ink as high as ink is, print off junk and the money to mail junk, and they lose in the long run.. I think could find better things to do.. so everyone beware there is pranksters out there.. I thought finally I won something?? LoL ..
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13 responses
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
10 Nov 09
There are so many scams out there because a majority of people fall prey to them since most want easy money or fast cash. It's always greed and the desire for more that clouds better judgment. Good on you for checking at least :-)
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• United States
11 Nov 09
I always check everything , checks, money orders , everything even large bills..
• United States
10 Nov 09
wow i really thought that you had ripped up your own money!!!! crazy. well beware of scammers.!!! you did the right thing. thanks for the tip.. i appreciate it maria
• United States
11 Nov 09
you are welcome , I know someday they laugh at themselves but little do they know they get laughed at to..they get what falls back upon them in a bad way..
• United States
10 Nov 09
I don't understand while people waste their time and their money to scam people. It's just stupid to me. I know some people are just mean and want to do things to be mean to others. If it seems too good to be true then it usually is. I would have thrown it away too because you aren't just going to get a check for $8,000 for nothing.
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• United States
10 Nov 09
thanks and that is what I did.. maybe I should had framed it? would had made a good picture or puzzle? and they wanted nothing in return? maybe they will e-mail and I can thank them? lol..just kiddin...would make em think...
@daneg33 (1131)
• Canada
10 Nov 09
Scams abound these days, unfortunately. Sometimes it comes into your email inbox, sometimes it is physical mail in your mailbox. Either way, remember the golden rule - if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
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• United States
10 Nov 09
very good rule but would be nice if true someday..lol
• South Africa
11 Nov 09
Hi Its quite possible that they scammed you by when you phoned you were on a premium line and all the time you were listening to the music, they were earning from you Jim
• United States
11 Nov 09
that is interesting and I thought maybe, wonder if that is why everyone puts you on hold and for a long time? How is it they earn through a phone service? When you pay your bills they even put you on hold..gee ..what has happened here? thanks.
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
that's a lotta money man!
• United States
11 Nov 09
a lot of fake money..just ink on paper..
@surfette (674)
• United States
11 Nov 09
When the economy is as bad as what it is right now, it seems to bring out the scam artists in full force and the street criminals as well. Our unemployment in my home town is the largest for the whole state. There are many people like me and my husband who got laid off and have been trying to recuperate. I try to make a few dollars online and my husband took a maintenance job until he can get social security. People (especially the criminals) can find out so much information about us. I told my mother to just let the answering machine pick up her calls and not to trust anything she gets in the mail either unless she asks me about it. I'm sorry that the check wasn't real but maybe some good fortune will be heading your way. Just be glad that they didn't take that money out of your account.
• United States
11 Nov 09
I can not keep tht much in my account. LOL. would be nice if there wa true people out there that would help others without wanting something in return. thanks..
• United States
11 Nov 09
You really have to beware of online phishers out there. They will stop at nothing to get your personal info, and they sometime can be very hard to detect. Make sure when you are entering your information online that you look at the address bar to insure that you are indeed on the site that you think you're online. Also, the web browser FireFox has some features which help to block online phishers.
• United States
11 Nov 09
thanks I will have to try firefox sometime soon. have a good day..
• United States
11 Nov 09
A few years ago I got two fake checks in the mail on two different days for $3970 each. It was from some companies claiming that they wanted to hire me as a mystery shopper. I was to go to Western Union and "shop" them using the checks by cashing them there. I had heard about this scam sometime before I got the checks so I knew what to do with them when they came. I called the post office and had the fake checks, the letters and envelopes they came in sent to the Post Office General. My advice to you is if it happens again, sent them to the Post Office General. It is a serious crime and needs to be punished. Sincerely in Christ, Leesa C. Eph.2:8,9
• United States
11 Nov 09
I get that also even now I just delete it..money like that is just to easy. and I hope they all get caught sometime soon. waiting on the other end..one time I just typed back to them and said DONE..and that was it..It really confused them LoL had not heard from them since.
@rosekiss (30332)
• Eugene, Oregon
11 Nov 09
That is a lot of money and it would be really hard to throw it away, at least for me it would. I have been scammed that way, but for much less, but still over $2000. I had shown it to my ex, and he thought it might be legit, so I took it to the bank and cashed it, and come to find out it was fraudulent. I was very upset at myself for even falling for it. Now, when I get anything like that in the mail, I just toss it in the garbade, as I am not going to ever be scammed again. I guess sit takes something like that to wake me up, and that will never ever happen again. I am glad that you did the right thing, as you figured you were scammed. I don't know why there has to be scammers on the internet. There are so many scammers out there that we need to be aware of them and know how to handle them if the time ever comes that they are pulling scams on people. K know I could use money, but not in that way, that is for sure. Good luck to you and happy mylotting.
• United States
11 Nov 09
we all could use the money if it was real..
@lyzabelle (1668)
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
I thought you are actually thrown away a 8,000 dollars check for real. Until i read the whole story. Well, life nowadays is not safe anymore. Anywhere you turn you can get victimized. Stay alert and safe.
@nangel78 (1458)
• United States
11 Nov 09
I have heard about a lot of these going around these days. These scams waste people's times and achieves in obtaining personal information. I am sorry you had to deal with this. They are no fun and a waste of time and money.
• United States
11 Nov 09
That's crazy. I've had checks be sent to me for crazy amounts of money... and after reading the small print find out that its urs as long as u sign up for a subscribtion or if u cash the check you automatically have sign up for membership. Its crazy the things people will con you into doing. I wish for once I really could win something. Lol. Really could do with the money right now.... darn bills and student loans