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Old 12-06-2020, 02:29 PM
EdFNJ EdFNJ is offline
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I would agree if the check is a regular check. But, the OP is referring to a "certified" check. A certified check means that the funds are being held by the issuing bank and cannot be removed. If merchants can verify a debit/gift card instantly, the banking industry could tighten up the certified check process to do the same thing. The only way this scam works is if the certified check is counterfeit.
You are correct, but since he never got it it would obviously have been fake. It is so easy to print any kind of check you want and call it anything you want, certified check , cashier check, bank check. Big problem is Federal law requires these fake/counterfeit checks be paid in 24hrs. So when fake check are deposited the bank (you don't even have to go to the bank to do it) the bank has to pay you fast and by the time it goes thru the Fed system the check bounces and you gotta pay it back. If they had to verify every check for funds the system would crawl to a halt.

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Old 02-07-2021, 09:54 AM
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I just received a text from the same phone number asking for the same information. This is a scammer.
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Old 02-09-2021, 10:40 AM
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This scam is still on-going. Same phone number 773-741-1933 Selling an item here --received text from this number. At first didn't sound bad UNTIL text informed us that the certified check being sent would include shipping cost of item and we were to deposit and then send check to shipper, etc., to cover costs. When I searched phone number on internet TOV posts came up.
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:02 AM
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You can avoid these scams by putting "local pick up" and "cash only" is your sales item description.

Any email that asks for anything else can be ignored.
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