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Okay. Today, I checked my mailbox and there was a USPS Express Mail envelope in there. I opened the envelope and there was a check inside. It's a personal check from Valet of Hotel Services, Inc in Tonawanda, NY. The check is signed by Micheal Edward. It's from the Bank of America, so I called the bank's 1-800 number to check to see if the funds were actually available. I have no idea who this is from or why it was sent to me. The lady on the phone verified the account and routing numbers; She also verified the name of the company but she told me ,that in order to make sure funds were availale, I would have to go to my local branch of BoA so that they could verify it in person. There was no letter. The check was made out to me (my first, middle, and last names). It looks like a legitimate check to me and to both my parents. I'm not dumb enough to go and cash it without, first, going to the bank that the check is written from and having them check it out for me. I just want to know what you all think. I tried to Google the company name but couldn't find anything.
I'm afraid so. That check you got in the mail is fake. Don't take it to the bank to get it deposited or cashed. You can even end up in federal prison for cashing the check. Go here to read more about it:
This Site Might Help You. RE: I received a $3950 check in the mail. Is it fake? Okay. Today, I checked my mailbox and there was a USPS Express Mail envelope in there. I opened the envelope and there was a check inside. It's a personal check from Valet of Hotel Services, Inc in Tonawanda, NY. The check is signed by Micheal Edward. It's from the Bank of America, so I...
This is a classic money laundering scam. No company in the world is going to send you $3950 if you are not an employee of theirs. Sure the account and routing number are valid - that's what fake checks are. The scammers actually copy REAL checks. If the account and routing numbers were incorrect your bank would know right away and wouldn't even deposit it DO NOT cash this for any reason - why would anyone send you a check with no note if you have not ever been employed by a Hotel Services company in upstate NY? The address given for Valet of Hotel Services Inc belongs to a compay called United Search Corp the same suite number so the two businesses are either related or share an office since Valet of Hotel Services Inc does not have a phone listing. Call them and speak to their accounting department - they probably have no idea that a former employee or temp stole their checks and is counterfeiting them
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WARNING: IT IS BOGUS I just got off the phone with a lady that received an identical check .. same amount, same signature, etc. However, the difference is that it is in conjunction with an elaborate scam being run through Craigslist for a job. Job is for personal assistant to a professional photographer that is always on the go traveling the world and needs helper here. Check is sent ... supposedly from a client of photographer .. in the same amount, etc. Instructions are to deposit the check and keep 900 for supplies, etc. Then wire the remainder to the photographer who is supposedly in Milan, Italy as of today. Valet of Hotel Services Inc ... same Utah address ... same amount $3950.00 (I held it in my hands today) I have yet been unable to verify that the business even exists. Called Bank of America earlier today for verification on check. They will no longer verify if there is sufficient funds to cover a check, but they will tell you if the account is for real. We did learn that there is an active account with that account number ... but that's all. No clue if account in that name or someone else that's being scammed and stolen from. Who knows ... may be legit account with a $20 balance just to run the scam. Or possibly just a huge negative amount from all the bounced check fees they charge. (As a Bank of America account holder, I intend to pursue this with the upper management of BoA to see what can be done.) Bottom line ... whether you receive a check unexpectedly or a check where you are instructed to wire money overseas from part of it ... report it to the FTC, USPS and your State Attorney General. Same goes for the unexpected, and bogus, Lottery Checks. After all ... "YOU" could end up in jail for attempting to cash a bogus check. That info you can find on the Federal Trade Commission web site.
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I agree with the lady on the phone. Go to your bank and tell them exactly how you got the check. If they clear it, then I would go ahead and cash it. But you're definitely not going to want to spend the money immediately. Because if it is a mistake, then you may have to pay it back.
All you need to do is shred it. But as a courtesy you can inform the person/company listed on the check that their information is being used in the scam.