• Report: #124460

Complaint Review: Frank Musciano(Bogus Check)Woodforest National Bank

  • Submitted: Sun, December 26, 2004
  • Updated: Sat, March 12, 2005

  • Reported By:Seattle Washington
Frank Musciano(Bogus Check)Woodforest National Bank
Houston Houston, Texas U.S.A.

Frank Musciano Through Woodforest National Bank Bogus Cashiers Check Houston Texas

*Consumer Comment: Same grant scam here, they have used the name Amerigrant

*Author of original report: Shipping services and Government Grant Info Center

*Author of original report: Bogus Woodforest Bank Cashiers Check wire transfer scam

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I was dooped into a wire-transfer(Western Union) Internet Fraud sheme. I deposited the Cashier check into my Bank Account(Washington Mutual), and was moving in the meantime but was told that there would be a shipping agent assigned to come pick up the artifact that I was selling.

I asked the teller for the amount going to the shipping agent in money orders and held on to them thinking I would mail them. Then I ended up cashing the money orders after being urged to send the money through Western Union, but the issued cashiers check was out of state and Washington Mutual did not put a hold on it even though it has three signatures on the front.

Washington Mutual did not honor my fraud claim and is making me responsible for endorsing the check even though they put an automatic hold on my federal aid check they did not put a hold on an out of state check and took 10 days to find out this check was bogus???? WHY?

Jeremy
Seattle, Washington
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Same grant scam here, they have used the name Amerigrant

AUTHOR: Daniel - (U.S.A.)

i keep getting the same call. they are obviously of foregin decent and try to tell me they have american names. once it was shawm smith the a tammy barnes and they say its a government grant. they have used the name Amerigrant and given me numerous states they are from.
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#2 Author of original report

Shipping services and Government Grant Info Center

AUTHOR: Jeremy - (U.S.A.)

There was also a shipping company associated with the wire transfer scam listed above known as johnholtshippingservices@yahoo.com.

I have also been getting calls from this place posing as the Government Grant Info Center and I tell them I think they are a scam but they just chuckle and try to tell me that if I give my bank account # to them that it is secure. None of them speek english as a first language and I wonder how they have gotten my contact info concidering that they called me once before at my prior address. This makes me think that these scammers are part of a larger network where perhaps people may be blindly working for a telemarketing group passing on all of our personal information
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Bogus Woodforest Bank Cashiers Check wire transfer scam

AUTHOR: Jeremy - (U.S.A.)

To follow up a little on this situation I would like to add that as Washington Mutual froze my Bank accounts thier services through the actual branch didnt offer any juristiction but instead insisted on calling the fraud department. After speaking with several people they all gave me mixed information, one man said that they would probably would not send me to collections for the overdraft.

Then after recieving a letter not honoring my fraud report they would not let me have access to any of my money not even to pay rent. I explained that I needed that money otherwise I may not be able to make my rent but I was basically told there was nothing i could do and sent to collections.

Most of washington mutuals reps told me that it is the local banks juristiction to determine wheather or not to put a hold on the check. Apparently Cashiers checks are suppose to be the same thing as money even though they are printed as a check.

I do not understand how it is that the teller could not have said anything because now seeing the check again I am questioning wheather this could be a third party check. It is written out by two people with one as vice president and president. Then has a purchasers name on it but it was endorsed by me.
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