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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 04-26-2012 02:06 AM 9033 reads 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I painfully refused a check for about $3000 today. Unfortunately the person that sent it came up on Google as being associated with some scams across the country. He started by making it sound legitimate. But a red flag was raised when he wouldn’t really identify where he was from. I got an email this morning saying he was sending me an extra $100 for my trouble. Then he said he couldn’t pay for shipping on his end and was sending me $2400 to cover shipping (on a $300 item). Just caSh the check & pay for everything out of it.

According to the internet reports, then they wait about 2 weeks and claim their I’d was stolen and the bank takes the $3000 back out of your account after you have already sent them the product. So they get their $3000 and the product and you pay for it.

The name used was BRANDON RODRIGUE. Just thought others would like to know. Address listed was in California.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 04-26-2012 02:27 AM

thanks for the heads up monte

funny 28 LJ’s have read this
yet none have commented

self interest and greed
have hit here too


-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 04-26-2012 02:45 AM

Wow! It sounds like a horrible horrible ingenuous little scam. What is the country coming to where people are scamming artists and artisans out of their craft??
Good job catching this monte. Thank you

-- -Joshuah

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#3 posted 04-26-2012 02:54 AM


Good on ya for catching and posting. When something sounds too good to be true, it is. Caution, people.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#4 posted 04-26-2012 03:18 AM

When I worked for a cell phone company (sounds like Horizon Fireless) we got scams like this all the time from people calling in. This has been around for years.

-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - -

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#5 posted 04-26-2012 03:19 AM

Con artists seem to be coming out of the woodwork. It almost makes you feel like only doing cash business.

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#6 posted 04-26-2012 03:20 AM

Thanks for the post.

-- David, Center,Texas

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#7 posted 04-26-2012 03:32 AM


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#8 posted 04-26-2012 03:38 AM

What I find real annoying is that they tend to target small businesses assuming that they are easier targets. However they can least afford the hit.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 04-26-2012 05:00 AM

I’m an extremely important royalty type person trying to get $5,000,000 that is rightfully mine out of (insert name of third-world country, here). However, I need access to a bank account outside of (insert, again) to transfer the funds. I’m asking for your help. I would be willing to give you $1,000,000 for your trouble to set up a bank account and send me the account and routing number. Since I’m being watch by the highly secret police, I also need you to seed the account with $100,000, just so the transfer looks legitimate to the bank regulators in my country. I can make the transfer in a few seconds and you can withdraw your $1,000,000 share plus the $100,000 seed money. This is a win-win for you and me. I look forward to hearing from you.

-I’ve seen so many of these scams I got a few memorized. Beware, these guys are good at what they do. If there is even a slight irregularity, hang up, delete, run far, far away. There ain’t no gettin your money back.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#10 posted 04-26-2012 05:09 AM

It seems like the same old scam but with different people.


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#11 posted 04-26-2012 06:04 AM

Tell the guy you would be more than happy to have him send you that three grand, but suggest it would be faster if he went to his bank and transferred the funds to you. He can’t claim any funny business when he send the money himself from a bank where he is known.

Then, if he’s dumb enough to do it, close the account. (evil grin)


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#12 posted 04-26-2012 08:35 AM

Wouldn’t that open your account to risk Paul? I would think a money transfer would require the sharing of bank info that I would prefer not to share with a known scam artist. A request for a money order would probably nip that in the bud. Overpayment is suspicious in this day and age and I tend to follow the maxim “If it is too good to be true, it isn’t true.” Thanks for the heads up. I am sorry this guy wasted so much of your time. That is worth something also.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#13 posted 04-26-2012 09:28 AM

CASH ONLY.50% up front.

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#14 posted 04-26-2012 10:23 AM

“If it seems to be too good to be true..”
nice work Monte

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#15 posted 04-26-2012 11:26 AM

Thanks for the Heads Up. I have a friend that just got nailed for $9K by ” a right religious” black guy. Wanted him to take him to a church was the start of the conversation. Home Depot parking lot in Valrico Florida. According to the sheriff that is the fourth time in that area.

-- Life is good.

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