Yesterday while at work I got an urgent page from Joe. Since he hardly ever pages me at work, I immediately called back.
He said that a UPS man showed up at the house with an URGENT Letter for me. Since it was so URGENT he opened it. Inside the envelope was a check for 4 thousand dollars made out to me!
Joe was all excited!
I said to shred the check! There is no way that I am randomly gonna get a check for that amount without expecting it.
Then I remembered earlier in the day I got an email from "Eric Johnson" saying "you should have received my check by now." I just deleted it and thought it was junk mail.
My mom and Joe did some investigating. They called the bank the check was from. They said the routing number was bad. They said there were several checks floating around like this.
When I got home I got another email for "Eric Johnson", Here is what it said:
I wrote back instructing him to fornicate himself with a metal pole.
This is obviously a scam. I hope that everyone who reads this will not fall for such a scam.
I actually saw it on Oprah about a year ago, and while I was working in Valentine there was some girl who fell for it. The scam is they send you a check. Then you deposit it, and wire some money back to them. After they get their money, your bank tells you that the check didn't clear and you owe them the money, plus any returned check fees.
It is really sad that someone would do this!