• Report: #401866

Complaint Review: Manulife Financial

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  • Submitted: Tue, December 16, 2008
  • Updated: Tue, December 16, 2008

  • Reported By:Elizabeth New Jersey
Manulife Financial
473-5 Brookside Dr Fredericton, Ontario U.S.A.

Manulife Financial Fake Check Scam Fredericton Ontario

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Scammers are transmitting fraudulent 'Winning Notification' of $40,000. 'North American Lottery Game' on photocopied letterhead of Manulife Financial, Peter Jacos (likely pseudo name); 473-5 Brookside Dr, Fredericton, NB, ON E38824 Canada; Tel: +1(647) 889-2356; Fax +1(888)730-2165. This criminal enterprise is forwarding fraudulent varying $ checks approximating $4,000. for 'Applicable Surcharges / Govt Tax' which the recipient is asked to RETURN $2,950. to Greenwood to receive the balance of your 'winnings'...RIGHT!
Problem is the preliminary (and only check you will ever see) is a forged check to our subsidiary; TCS Mgmt. We have alerted the authorities and the criminals will be apprehended.

The checks sent to victims are forgeries, but they're so realistic that even bank tellers may be fooled. By the time the checks bounce, the victims have already wired the money to the crooks. Because bank customers are responsible for the checks they deposit, the victims of these scams are left to repay the bank the money they withdrew against the bad check.

Corp officer
Elizabeth, New Jersey
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/16/2008 09:17 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Manulife-Financial/Fredericton-Ontario-E38-824/Manulife-Financial-Fake-Check-Scam-Fredericton-Ontario-401866. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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