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Counterfeit Check Schemes

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Factors that lowered the rating for Counterfeit Check Schemes include:

  • BBB concerns with the industry in which this business operates
  • 9 complaints filed against business
  • BBB does not have sufficient background information on this business


Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

9 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 2 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 2
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 6
Total Closed Complaints 9

Additional Complaint Information

Consumers are indicating that they received a check in the mail for winning a sweepstakes, lottery or a job offering. They are then asked to send money by moneygram to pay taxes to receive the "winnings" or transfer money back to the company. In some instances the company listed on the check located at the Pennsylvania address themselves have been a victim of identity theft and there is no sweepstakes or job.

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Additional Information

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BBB file opened: April 22, 2008
Licensing

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities
17 N Second Street, Suite 1300, Harrisburg PA 17101
http://www.banking.state.pa.us
Phone Number: 800-722-2657
Fax Number: 717-787-8773

Business Category

COUNTERFEIT CHECK SCHEMES SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERIES-FOREIGN ADVANCE FEE BROKERS

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Additional Information

On February 11, 2014, BBB has verified that the company is not registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State as required by Pennsylvania law.  The BBB could not find a valid address for the company.

These “companies” target individuals who are having trouble finding viable employment. Consumers are lured by advertisements promising high wages, with little or no education or experience necessary.  Consumers may be asked to deposit checks.  Many of these, if not all of these checks will be counterfeit, fraudulent or stolen.  Consumers may also be asked to make investments that do not lead to financial gain.  BBB has concerns about their employment offer and their claims.

BBB cautions people about giving out personal and financial information to unknown entities.  Job seekers should always do thorough research on any company who is offering them employment, before they accept a position.

Industry Tips
Counterfeit Checks / Check Processing Scams / Money Laundering Loans (Advanced Fee)
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