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And lo! the plot thickens

So I took that big ass check to Wachovia yesterday, where they couldn't really tell me anything, other than to be wary.
But today, I went to Bank of America, where as soon as they ran it through the check reader they agreed it was fraudulent. They kept the check and took down my information (copy of driver's license and phone number).

So I sent this to "Jessica":

I took your check to the bank, and they said that it was fraudulent. They have notified the FBI and Interpol. All of your emails have been collected as evidence, and your IP address has been logged.
Basically, that means you probably won't make it on the flight this weekend, so you can either make alternate arrangments for payment and transportation, or I will continue looking for a roommate who has valid documentation and finanical assets.


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Feb. 4th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
Feb. 4th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
Awesome. I love it. I wonder if they'll actually get into a mess of trouble for this??

I love how "you won't make it on the flight this weekend" is even necessary. I'm pretty sure that SOMETHING would "happen" and she wouldn't be able to come, and therefore she'd need a refund. "I'll leave you $2000 for your troubles, but if you could please send me the other $1000, that'd be great"

Feb. 4th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
I just read it again and realized you lied to her. The FBI doesn't get involved in Nigerian scams, I'm guessing.
Feb. 4th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
The only part of what I said is that the bank said it was fraudulent. They may or may not have involved the FBI because of the felonious nature of bank fraud. The rest was more to put the fear of god in "her" that there are consequences and repercussions.
Feb. 16th, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
It would not surprise me
that you get contacted by the FBI. The amount is big enough for it to be a felony, and the fact that it originated outside of Georgia (and quite possibly the US) would mean an interstate or possibly an international crime. This is getting more interesting by the minute. I have never known anyone who actually was involved this deep in one of these scams. Maybe there is a reward if "she" actually shows up on Saturday, and you help catch "her".
Feb. 17th, 2010 01:04 am (UTC)
Re: It would not surprise me
No, haven't been contacted. I highly doubt there's anything they can do. As nothing actually happened aside from check fraud, and there's a lot more cases probably open with physical leads, it's most likely not worth their time to actually investigate. Kind of like the break-in here. All they have is a check to go by.
Apr. 6th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
just checking my IP
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