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Old 29-03-2016, 17:40   #31
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that made me laugh, I had people in my office asking what I'm reading.
Brilliant! Should be in the joke thread

Hey RC, do you ever do any work in between posting on CF?
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Old 29-03-2016, 17:56   #32
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Old 29-03-2016, 18:16   #33
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I received one of these similar scam attempts a good few years back. He was sending me a cheque to deposit into my account the same as the OP.

I was bored at work do I decided to mess with him.

Hilarious! Loved the names! That must have been great fun!




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Old 29-03-2016, 19:20   #34
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I received one of these similar scam attempts a good few years back. He was sending me a cheque to deposit into my account the same as the OP.

I was bored at work do I decided to mess with him for a while just to fuel my twisted sense of humor. I subsequently pasted the emails in reverse order so that they can be read from the top down. It's a long read but quite funny.

I am David. He is Stanley. (Please excuse my purposely poor grammar).


Hello David,
> > >
> > > Please check your postal box is also likely you receive the first 9000
> > > pounds that was sent today.
> > >
> > > I await to hear from you as soon as possible.
> > >
> > > Regards
> > > Daniel
> > > P.S Whats the soup today?


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Funniest thing I've read in ages! Thanks for the laughs. And one of my co-workers just told me "Hey - no smiling at work!"
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Old 30-03-2016, 02:16   #35
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Brilliant! Should be in the joke thread

Hey RC, do you ever do any work in between posting on CF?
Everytime the smokers go out for their 20 minute break (on the hour) it's CF time
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Old 30-03-2016, 03:58   #36
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Everytime the smokers go out for their 20 minute break (on the hour) it's CF time
Hmm... sounds like trading one bad habit for another !!

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Old 30-03-2016, 04:10   #37
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This is what amazes me. Have these people not heard of computers? Even if there were 100 banks in the chain, it would be trivial to "pre-clear" a check as funds-available in under a second if they were using 1990's technology. What the heck is going on in banking that this takes days or weeks?
The reason the banks sit on cheques for a few days is that together they all add up and give the bank short term liquidity at your expense. Its a nice little earner for them.

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The reason the banks sit on cheques for a few days is that together they all add up and give the bank short term liquidity at your expense. Its a nice little earner for them.

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I especially liked, "if you've seen Juan, you've seen Amal."
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Old 30-03-2016, 06:37   #41
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Checks are disappearing everywhere including the USA. The last set of checks we got was over 3yrs ago and we have most of them still.

Blockchains are only one solution and if you are going outside the banking system (ie: bitcoin), they come with their own set of issues.

One option would be to take the check in and ask for it in cash. Then deposit the cash. Odds are they will tell you they won't hand over cash right away.

I'm pretty sure, you can't be charged a fee for a check you received but it bounced. You won't get the money but there shouldn't be a bounced check fee.

All said, this is clearly a scam.
The reason a bank will only cash a check where you have an account is so they can take it from your account in the event the check is bad! ask me how I know
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I will pay you $12k, my agent will contact you.
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Yeah but i doubt CF will kill me
Give it time
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This was in the news in Oz today
Warning over online scammers targeting car buyers and sellers - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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The reason the banks sit on cheques for a few days is that together they all add up and give the bank short term liquidity at your expense. Its a nice little earner for them.

Pete
That, and the delay increases the likelihood that one party or the other will slip into one of their punitive fee traps (and both parties will be charged a fee). Fees levied on customers, regardless of which party was at fault, are a major source of banking revenue.
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