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Counterfeit Money Order Scam

Someone is sending counterfeit money orders through numerous destinations passing it off as a model/photographer payment for a photoshoot. The money has been sent through NJ, MO, and Washington. Its next destination was Texas. We recieved 4 money orders with the amount of $850 on each one. We were instructed to go to the bank and cash it (where they wouldnt know if it was counterfeir or not). Instead we went to the post office and they verified that it was a counterfeit check and if we had gone to the bank to cash it, we would have been liable for the amount of money cashed. Post office investigators are on the hunt now. The serial numbers were fake, the name he went by was fake, and there was no USPS watermark on it although the counterfeit looked real. I would not like to be named in this peice for my personal saftey. I would just like to get out to people that if they recieve a money order, to cash it at the post office because the bank may not catch the counterfeit. Attached are the pictures of the money orders.

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Jas says ... on Monday, Aug 20 at 11:31 AM

Now I'm a lil freaked... I just got a payment mine was a check though for $750 for a shoot I'm supposed to be doing for a Motor Company.... :-(

Don says ... on Tuesday, Sep 11 at 9:28 PM

what next, wouldnt it be easyer for those people to use there brains on a job? stop hurting others.

HeyRockMe says ... on Thursday, Sep 20 at 11:21 AM

this is 2 email addresses sending people counterfit money orders, i went to the post office and checked before i went to a bank i recieved a total of 7 of them between the 2 emails ( (

HeyRockMe says ... on Thursday, Sep 20 at 10:07 PM

( this email cause themselves the xenex house ,it is another counterfit scam

fee says ... on Friday, May 9 at 2:06 PM

I just recently recieved an email asking if I was interested in a job and that I could have 10% of the money if I would just send the rest to the U.K. through western Union. I accepted and recieved 3 counterfeit money orders for $850.

Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Jul 2 at 12:48 PM

I keep getting these crazy emails saying to be the benificiary to some large amount of money. That is so crazy and such a scam.

BAwaRE says ... on Wednesday, Aug 6 at 4:24 PM

I just received 2 counterfeit US Postal money orders for 850 each and didnt find that out until I got to the bank. It was kind of embarrasing. Be aware of .

Beaware says ... on Wednesday, Aug 6 at 4:29 PM

the scam also claims to give a 8% fee of the total money and rest of funds to be sent to England via Western Union. WE could be such fools sometimes when common sense is lost to bel;ieving something to good to be true...

Anonymous says ... on Saturday, Aug 23 at 11:50 AM

I took the money orders to the bank and they were not bad whats the problem?

Kanzalia says ... on Tuesday, Sep 9 at 2:09 AM

Ok, I just got the Employment Op. Mail...Thanks to this story and me checking it out! Return-Path: Reply-To: From: "MARK OWEN"

Ray says ... on Wednesday, Oct 22 at 8:06 AM

Any funds to be sent to England via Western Union can be pick up money any where on earth at any Western Union place. It don't have to be in England to pick up the money.

Me says ... on Friday, Jan 9 at 2:49 PM

I don't know Wy The post office Do not get the poeple using fake Money order.just the poeple who Get paid.Not Good Thank you

bryan says ... on Tuesday, Mar 3 at 7:36 PM

my brother just got a $3800 cashiers check, same scam. it is counterfeit. and you will pay, eventually......

Sallie says ... on Saturday, May 30 at 12:36 PM

OK well I fell for the mystery shopper scam an now It says I owe the money back to my bank!! I wanna know if theres any way to get out of this I have all the info I need an received to show that it is a scam... Im just really scard

miss moody says ... on Thursday, Sep 3 at 1:18 PM

a couple of months ago i recieved 2 money orders of 850 dollars and now i owe my bank alot of money. the didnt know it was a scam until 2weeks later.

THEY GOT ME... says ... on Wednesday, Sep 22 at 1:44 AM

My family is going through a rough time; so when i got the message from and, I was not thinking. I cashed the money orders and now i am in the whole with my bank for $1700.

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Oct 12 at 1:38 PM

On the 7th of October I received 3 money orders each for $866.20 shipped from Minnesota with an address on the inside of California. Today, the 12th, I received 2 more. This time from Florida and inside was California. All 5 had the same name on M/O

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Oct 12 at 1:40 PM

The first 3 did not even have a watermark, these last 2 have a watermark. But it's from a RITA MAYO in San Francisco. Not going to take any chances. They be Fake.

Midwest says ... on Tuesday, Oct 12 at 1:43 PM

Funny part is, the first part of the routing number on the ones pictured are the same as the ones I received today. All the ones I have received were for $866.20. I have received a total of 5 of them within a week.

Annoymous says ... on Friday, Nov 19 at 11:29 AM

I received 2 USps money orders for 975.00 each . Had the post office check . they turned out to be fake . It was pyament for an online sale . Money orders far exceeded the sale price of the product.

Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Nov 24 at 2:46 PM

Well im in Gainsville,Fl and and recieved two money grams for the amount of 975.00 each.I contcted the money gram office to see if the would cear if i tried to cash them she checked and told to send them back and do not cash them.

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Feb 20 at 8:49 AM


HEAVEN says ... on Thursday, Apr 14 at 7:38 AM

I received two U.S. Postal Money orders for $980.00 each and they were anonymous...This wasn't even a scam..I was not asked to cash and send money back nor did I ever sell anything online. Why would someone send me something like this..This is crazy

beware says ... on Thursday, Sep 6 at 7:17 AM

I recieved two fake usps money orders for an item i was selling on craigslist ,so i figured ill do the rite thing and turn the fakes over to the post office with all emails and letter ect, so then i got arrested for possession of counterfit finacial

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