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Dillonvale woman not duped by check scam

Updated: Tuesday, June 3 2014, 06:59 PM EDT

WTOV9.com
Scams are something that someone can easily fall for, but Dillonvale’s Pat Logsdon was not that naïve, despite some clever work by the scammer.
She knew as soon as she opened an envelope that was mailed to her last month, something was amiss.
A check priority mailed to Logsdon on May 29 had everything on it to make it appear real -- a real bank’s name, her name, and a generous amount of money ($2,400).
“There was no cover letter, so right away I got suspicious,” Logsdon said. “So I looked at the address. I went online and I found the phone number. (When I called), she said, ‘did you get a check?’ I said, ‘yes I did,’ and she said ‘do not cash, that it’s a fraud.’’’
A representative from Minking USA, a California-based surveillance company, told NEWS9 someone had gotten ahold of one of its checks and made duplicates and sent it out to tons of people. Logsdon wasn’t the only one targeted.
The company is aware of this scam and said it is being investigated.
“Most banks, you have to sign the check and put your account number on it,” Logsdon said. “Once you do that, this check’s gonna bounce and it’s not any good, you’re out that $2,400 and they have your bank account."

Dillonvale woman not duped by check scam


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