&Boat Angel& is NOT on the boat, Angel! — Fraudulent Check Scheme From Boat Angel
I received an overnight delivery from a person I didn't know, a "Mary Wells" from Alaska, from UPS. I opened the letter up and there was a check from "Boat Angel" for $3, 200. Nothing else was in the envelope but the check...crazy! I didn't ask for money, I didn't know why I received this check, so I looked up "Boat Angel" and, indeed, they were a legitament charity organization. I called the number to find out why they mailed me a check and spoke to one of their operators. He told me to throw the check away. He told me about the hundreds of calls they received that week and there were actually people going to jail for trying to cash them. "Who would do thingsl like that?" I asked. He replied "I don't know, just people getting their kicks."
Anyhow, there was nothing we could do. All information on these envelopes were fake and the checks were printed from a home computer...very convincing checks, though! Boat Angel is a truly great charity, unfortunately the scammers used their organization to pull of a scam to hurt the people who had hope that a miracle had arrived. It is sad that there are people who take away our faith in things bigger than us, and I hope those out there that were taken advantage of do not lose sight of what life is all about. Thank You .
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