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Depositing or cashing a $2 Million check [duplicate]

I would like to ask you the question. Will 2 millions dollars check to be cash? and How long will 2 millions dollars check to be cash? I understand, but the 2 millions dollars check from the ...
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Stranger in Asia wants to send me $3000 in Europe over Western Union because he “likes me”? [duplicate]

Of course, this raises a hundred red flags, but I was wondering, assuming: I don't have Western Union account, and would need to make one for this transfer He does not personally ask me for my ...
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Someone's telling me that he will send me 1000 dollars and I have to send half back [duplicate]

There's a guy I met randomly and he said he would give me 1000 dollars to my paypal (he also asked if it was in the U.S. and verified to which I said yes) but I would have to send half back to him. I ...
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What's the scam? [duplicate]

Two strangers have sent us money to our paypal account in the past week; the total is almost $700. What kind of a scam is this? I've had no contact with either of these people; the money just appeared ...
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Scam or Real: A woman from Facebook apparently needs my bank account to send money

A woman on Facebook recently contacted my dad. She asked him to get a bank account so she could send him money, and he would send money to her employees (about 12 people), and she would pay him for ...
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Ghana scam and direct deposit scam?

My father has been talking to a girl who calls herself Linda Owusu. She claims to be from Germany and living in the US away from her son. She recently found out that her father has left her with a ...
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Selling online - Is private transportation indicative of a scam? Does PayPal make it safe?

I'm in the process of selling some furniture online. I use a website called dba.dk, which is the Danish equivalent of eBay (it was actually bought by eBay some years ago). The website is mainstream (...
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Stranger sent me $12,100

I have a small landscaping business and I advertised through Facebook. Some guy reached out to me via text message, asking me to do a job for him. He asked for a quote for installing sod in his ...
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What are the risks of using money sent to you by a scammer, once the transaction is irreversible

Take as a premise for this question, that there does exist some process by which you can get a bank to confirm that a transfer is completely valid and irreversible. See here for any discussion of that ...
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I've been scammed, but have the scammer's bank information

I was scammed by a person who 'rented' us a home that was listed for sale that he didn't own. There were a lot of red flags along the way, and I noticed them, but didn't act as we were desperate to ...
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Scamming a scammer?

I have seen many questions like: I received $1000 and was asked to send it back. How was this scam meant to work? Scam or Real: A woman from Facebook apparently needs my bank account to send money ...
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Military man says he's in Syria he is working for US Army

How and what do I need to do. I did give my information on a credit card. He paid off my card and then asked me to get him itunes 100 dollars each of the full amount and send him the money. Is this a ...
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How to verify that money transferred to you is really and irreversibly yours [duplicate]

There are countless examples of the overpayment scam on this StackExchange. Whereby the victim believes that they've been sent money and is asked to send some of it elsewhere, and then the original ...