• Report: #264954

Complaint Review: MOneygram

  • Submitted: Thu, August 02, 2007
  • Updated: Mon, August 27, 2007

  • Reported By:Riverside California
MOneygram
Walmart On Van Buren Blvd Riverside, California U.S.A.

Moneygram Scam involving Walmart and Moneygram Ripoff Riverside California

*Consumer Comment: Common sense??

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Moneygram participated in a scam that is called "Grandparents" scam. (See Inside Edition 11/06). Money sent to Vancouver, B.C.Canada in our grandson's name disbursed to unknown person in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Their (Moneygram) agents are not requiring proper ID even when they are aware that scams are being done in this exact dollar amount!

Most of the agents are housed in WalMarts and although they know this is happening, they continue NOT to disclose what happens to your $$ as soon as it leaves your wallet. About two hours later, we contacted Moneygram when we received a suspicious phone call following the transfer, and they only afforded us a voice mailbox in their fraud department. We continued to call them all day, they reported to us that the money was gone and assumed a "too bad" attitude. We finally spoke to their fraud department the following day and they were sorry they had not returned our call as they were busy, in meetings. We have filed reports with all concerned agencies (FTC, FBI, Consumer.Org, Better Business Bureau and Phone Busters in Canada) to name a few. We will continue to pursue this and will update our results.

DO NOT use Moneygram for anything and do yourselves a favor and stay out of Walmart!

Liz
Riverside, California
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/02/2007 08:26 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/MOneygram/Riverside-California-92503/Moneygram-Scam-involving-Walmart-and-Moneygram-Ripoff-Riverside-California-264954. 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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#1 Consumer Comment

Common sense??

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

I just this morning read about a Moneygram scam in my local paper. I assume this is the same as what you are referring to. In my experience and PERSONAL OPINION, I NEVER trust any dealings of this nature. I cannot even begin to count the number of pre approved loan checks that I have sent through my shredder, or the absurd chain letters claiming that so and so has died and I'll get half his fortune if I pitch in on the legal costs.

Consider then, location. WalMart? Come on. We all know that the targeted consumer group for Walmart stores, are low class, low income, uneducated people who don't know their elbow from a hole in the ground. They are too poor to go anywhere else and too naive to realize that they can save more money and get quality products by shopping mall clearances and clipping coupons from the Sunday paper. These are the people who they want to shop there and they want the rest of us to buzz off because we cause too much trouble over their cheap third rate garbage products and lousy customer service(please note that every defective product I have owned in the past 5 years came from Walmart, and yes, I HAVE filed my own rip off report). If I can't trust them to sell me a 12 dollar iron that hasn't been previously used, I certainly wouldn't trust them with my money.

Return to point though, I would NEVER, EVER send any amount of money to anyone this way. And certainly not without checking out the person/company who will be responsible for it in transit. I have learned even the good old all american postal service cannot be trusted. So a word to the wise....be VERY careful with your money!
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