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Can someone steal my government check and cash it?

I get an adoption check every month from Raleigh. I haven't received it for February yet. It always comes by the 6th of every month. I was wondering: could someone have stolen it and cashed it at ...
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Legal Obligations for Forced Direct Deposit

Are employers legally liable if they force their employees to use direct deposit and the system is hacked?
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Find number by reference number [closed]

Someone used my bank card to make their T-Mobile phone payment. How can I find out what number that the payment was payed for?
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How does this money-transfer scam work?

I'm in the market for an apartment on Craigslist, and a person emailed me with a too-good-to-be-true offer for an apartment that I can't visit because he happens to be out of the country. He then told ...
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Is knowingly providing an incorrect/fake reference for a car loan fraud?

I'm not sure if this is the right area to ask this, so forgive me if I'm in the wrong place. My work recently hired a new employee, and she was looking for a new car. However, to get the car loan ...
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checking credit report for disabled adult child

I am the legal guardian of my disabled 26 year old son. I want to check his credit report to make sure noone is using his identity. how can I do this?
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Apartment rent possible fraud

I permanently moved to Spain in September and rented a one apartment through a Russian agency. I never met the Russian owner who I was told lives in Canada. A woman from the agency signed in his name ...
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Endorsed cheque [closed]

I am trying to understand the underlying contract of an endorsed cheque a bit better, and would love to know how the liabilities are determined in the following situation: Alice writes a cheque to ...
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What could someone malicious do with these three piece of information regarding my bank account?

The three pieces of information are: bank account number, my mobile phone number used for online banking and my address associated with my bank account. I am in Germany.
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Claimed Card Fraud with a Token? [closed]

A customer, a reasonably regular one, is claiming that an order on their account was not authorised and is demanding a refund. The order was placed on their account, to their address, using a token ...
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Credit Disputes Refund & Credit Fraud Refund

I had over $200 stolen from my account and I reported it to a bank management. After a week I got that $200 money back to my account which shows as Credit Disputes Refund. Then I got over $1500 to ...
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What is a good plan for checking credit score/report monthly?

I would like to monitor my credit score/report on a monthly basis (to make sure nobody is opening credit cards in my name or other fraudulent activities). I remember hearing that too many requests ...
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Which term describes fraudulently recording an asset more than once?

Imagine someone was working out how much my company was worth, and had tallied up the value of some machines that were in one of my factories, but then I move the machines to another factory (before ...
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Lost check made out to a school organization

Today I lost a sizeable check made out to a school club. What should I do? Can anyone who finds this check use my acct number to withdraw funds? Currently, the check has not gone through or been ...
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How much risk is a debit card, if stolen?

I have a debit card that I share with my spouse. I keep just a small amount in the account linked to it. She was overcharged accidentally, and I noticed a negative balance on the card. I ...
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A friend received receipts from visa transactions, but her name was forged to obtain the card

My friend's husband has a long history of forging her name to obtain credit cards in either her name alone, or for joint account cards. He never gives her the cards or their numbers, but racks up ...
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How does a online only bank protect itself against fraud? [closed]

I'm sure this is a very broad question. I wanted to know your thoughts and possibly reading sources on What are the top 2-3 ways that criminals conduct online fraud? IS there any data that I can ...
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How can I deduct fraud-loss (occurred out side of the US) in my tax return?

Couple years ago I had lend some amount of money to my mother via SWIFT, and I have records for this transaction. She does not live in the US (She is not resident of the US either), and her bank ...
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Could anyone explain these kinds of transactions on paypal?

From the following transaction history, we could see that Despiau Bruno (Probably fake name) added 229.22 USD to my paypal account. Then he, without my knowledge, use it to buy 225x Kaspersky Internet ...
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Ali Express and credit card frauds?

A lot of people around me claims that they have been victims of credit card thefts after shopping on Ali Express (one person even claims it happened several times). I am very sceptical to this because ...
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What can I do if I believe I made a debit card purchase from a fraudulent site

I made a purchase (via a debit card but without the PIN, so I believe that falls under credit card rules) and upon further investigation I'm pretty sure the site is fake and will shut down without a ...
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Can you make money by getting a loan, not paying it and renegotiating it or is it a fraud? [closed]

Yesterday, I was wondering about a possible way of making money, which I suspect is a sort of fraud: John Doe gets a loan from the bank He does not pay the bank for months, or years. He receives a ...
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Wife posted her social, address, dob fake PayPal sure!

My wife fell for a fake email and ended up entering her social, dob, address... on a fake website. How to dig out of the hole now? Can they clean out the bank accounts?
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Is it a scam if a persons asks for my name, email address, bank name, age and nationality? [duplicate]

In return for being his personal assistant and replying to emails and stuff, a man said that he'll pay me weekly. He told me to send him a screenshot after emailing his clients. He also sent me his ...
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Can BofA seize the money from my account after closing it via Anaytcal department?

I am a new small business owner and I recently opened a small business account through BofA. I receive wire transfers from a liaison with the company I contract for to process invoices. Through BofA’s ...
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Is it considered mortgage fraud if you work for your friend who can assign you higher income?

I posted this on another forum and want to get input here as well. Let's say there's a boyfriend and a girlfriend who have kids together. Boyfriend is self-employed but doesn't have 2 years of ...
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Would it be a Ponzi scheme if I bought stock in a company with no revenues and sold it to someone else for more money? [duplicate]

I want to figure out what's the difference between buying stocks and entering Ponzi scheme under certain situations. This is more of a theoretical/hypothetical question. Suppose the company P makes 0 ...
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Can I purchase gift cards this year and deduct as a business expense, and spend the cards next year?

If my friend was to buy 5k in Amazon gift cards for himself before the year end knowing that he was going to spend those during the 2019 fiscal year, with the idea that he would be writing this off as ...
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Another person is letting me use their bank account to make purchases, what are my risks?

I met someone online. They posed as a sugar momma. They NEVER asked for any account or personal info of any kind, and they never received any of my personal information. They gave me, I have texts ...
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Dispute Of Unauthorized Transaction on CANCELLED card?

I have two questions regarding the dispute request of an unauthorized (fraudulent) transaction. If the answer depends on whether the card is credit or debit then kindly tell me. First question: The ...
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Someone wants to use my credit card to put money in? Is it scam?

Someone I know wants to borrow my card and they said they can turn £2,000 into £4,000. They send they will talk the details and I will have to take all my money out. Then they deposit £2,000 in my ...
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Are there brokers or companies who trade Forex and make money for us on our investment? And do you think fxtradeinvestment is legit?

So I was looking for some extra income and think forex is a good way to earn a little extra money. I want to know whether there are companies or brokers who trade forex for us and pay us on our ...