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On may 25th, 2009 I received a ups express envelope with a return address of: warchild
1024 s. Ridgeland ave
Oak park, il. 60304
Within the envelope was a small, white envelope. No wrting on the outside whatsoever. Inside the envelope, there were 2 money orders each for the amount of $920.
The name listed on the money ordedrs as purchaser is: jane parks
335 watres pl.
Elgin, il. 60513
I do not know either the one mailing the packet or the alleged purchaser. There was no note, nothing to explain why the money orders were sent to me. I have to explain that for some 25 years I served as a faith missionary overseas. I received no stated salary, but was dependent upon the freewill donations of individuals and churches. There were numerous times when individuals whith whom I was not acquainted, sent donations for our support. So, when this packet arrived, it is understandable that I might think it was a person impressed to help me in my financial distress. I have been out of work for 4 months and my finances were at rock bottom.
I took the money orders to the bank, and was told that they appeared to be genuine. Nothing written on back or front to give any other idea.See the Top 10 Worst Complaints in Brownsville, TX I checked to be sure there was no small writing somewhere that would trick me into obtaining a loan etc., etc... A scam. I also took them to my attorney, who looked at them carefully and said they certainly did appear to be genuine. He, having heard of my way of life for some 25 years, said, "well, just thank god for his help in yoiur time of need." so, I deposited the money orders into my checking account. I had no idea that they were anything but genuine. Yesterday I checked my account on line, and seeing the words "funds available..", made me think it was alright to use those funds. Last evening I went to walmart to purchase something and my debit card was rejected.
When I got home I checked on line again, and noticed that there was a (-) sign in front of the funds. I had too hastily used the funds. I went to the bank this morning only to learn that the money orders are counterfeit. Of course, I know I am responsible. Just puts me into a terrible bind right now.
Why would a person send a counterfeit money order like that? I have in the past received money orders and checks, but all with some sort of scheme attached and I knew not to jump at them. This one really caught me off guard. Some really sick peole out there.
Thank you. S. W.
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