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My wife received one of these scam checks in the mail for 958.22. The attached letter sent by a "Linda Spaulding" promised that my wife had been selected to receive a $10, 000 cash grant. This "Linda Spaulding" claims to be at the "Green Dot Grant Program" After checking around and doing some investigating online and finding this site. It is clear this is a BIG FAT SCAM. BE WARNED YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET A GRANT OF ANY KIND THAT YOU DID NOT PROPERLY APPLY FOR!!!
The old saying "If it sounds to good to be true it probably is" was right in this case. What burns me is there are a lot of folks my wife and I included that could actually use money like this, and by the grace of God we did not get burned. DONT BE A VICTIM. The letter and check LOOK and SOUND legit, but it is a SCAM.
I purchased a Green Dot prepaid credit card over a year ago, and has never been able to use it, because the company always indicate that it is declined to any store, hotel, etc. and the customer is never able to speak with a representative to handle the problem. You are either placed on hold indefinitely or no one is available. It has been over a year now, and the money I placed on the card(s) has now been eaten up by their "service fees", even though I never used them! I called to cancel the card(s) and a non-english speaking man had the audacity to tell me that the cards has an "over-draft" charge on them, for their monthly service fees! Please expose this and other scams like it!
I received a check from US Bank but issued from the Greendot Grant Program. It was in the amount of $957.71 and I was informed that I had been selected to receive a $10, 000 grant and that after I gave Linda Spaulding her check for $403.00 for her commission for finding me this grant that I would receive the second check with the rest of the money ($9, 042.29). I immediately googled the Greendot grant program and this is what I found. So we called Moneygram which is who the check is done by and the lady informed us that they stopped making checks for US Bank over a year ago. So this is definitely a scam. Please beware. Trust me I was tempted but had to do the research first. The money would have been wonderful, to be able to pay off bills and be able to get the larger car we need since we are expecting our third child and our other two children are still in car seats. I hope this helps someone.
i bought a green dot prepaid visa card from wal mart today, it was 3.95 for the card, and i put 50 dollars on the card. when we called to activate it, the lady said that she couldn't verify the information. i needed the card immediately, and i asked why she couldn't verify it. she couldn't give me a reason. and why do they ask for your ssn#??? there is no credit check, its a cash only deal. they said that they'd mail out a check, but i don't understand all this stuff about them needing all this information. we'll see if i actually get the check or not.
Received a check drawn on usbank official check # [protected], issued by moneygram
Payment systems, inc. p. o. box 9476, minneapolis, mn 55480 - location 2514635, signed
By jennifer malo (cornell enterprises) check amount $951.74. they ask me to purchase
A greendot moneypak, load it and send $400.00 to fax#[protected]/[protected] or
Send moneypak # online @ www.sendgreendot.com w/merchant id#5075.
Is this for real or a scam. don
I purchased two $500 Money Pak cards for Green Dot on August 10, 2009. One at 4:13 PM and one at 4:15 PM...
I checked my post office box today for the first time in a month. Been to busy running to hospital over my grandson who was recently diagnosed with Lymphblastic Lymphoma Luekemia. Today I find a check from the one and only Linda Spaulding. At first you think, holy cow...finally a break. Good thing I came to my senses and went online to verify. I went to the Better Business Bureau website and found nothing, finally I typed in her name and poof ** here I find all of you. I can not thank you enough for sharing your personal ordeal. This saved me lots. I had decided that if I did not find any information online then I would take it to a seperate bank for verification, but like the one guy said, his wife did the same thing and found nothing. More of this scam needs to get out. With the economy in the state that it is in, I am sure there will be several people fall scam to her and this company; and end up worse than they started.
May God Bless and protect us.
Very thankful Nana in Tennessee
I bought the moneypak with the amount of $500 from green dot at a local walgreen for the first time on June...
I recieved a check from them look so real. It says it was a grant that i applied for i cashed some of it deposit most of it to my bank what to do. The check was for 943.00 dollars.
Do not use Green dot money paks to buy anything online. If a site is asking you to purchase anything with the...
hello. my wife got a letter form linda spaulding saying she was to receive a grant for 10, 000.00 she sent her a check for 800.00 and said her fee for getting her the grant would be 409.00 well she cashed the check at our bank they even went over there list to make sure the check was good but come to find out its worthless now we have to pay the bank 800.00 for cashing it in the first place. now this really sucks hopes this helps everybody out guess we learn from our mistakes Bill Grissom Colorado
My husband recieved a check also in the mail for $935.50 last week July 10, 2009. The letter stated that it was some type of grant program ans to send back 10% of the money or he would be sent to collections. My husband cashed the check because he thought it was legit & he had already been looking into different grants and had filled out for some in recent months, so he thought it was ok. Now the bank is contacting him and with bad news about this matter. If anyone can help, how can he contact the proper people to take care of this matter and clear this up?. Please email at [protected]@yahoo.com
I received the check in the mail also, I actually took the check to US Bank and asked them if it could be...
I purchased a Visa Green Dot shopping gift card and on june 28th, I purchased an item online. However, I canceled the order shortly after and when I checked my gift card it said that I only had 1 dollar, the purchase was 39.99. The company said that they didn't receive my funds so there was no money to return. I decided to wait a couple days to see if money was returned to my card but it still wasn't. It was placed into "Pending Authorization". I was wondering if anyone knows how long pending authorizations last and how long it will take for my money to be returned. I tried calling Visa green dot shopping. They claimed to have live customer service but when you call its only a machine and you're charged $0.50...
Check drawn off usbank says official check no. [protected]
Issued by moneygram payment systems, inc. P. O. Box 9476, minneapolis, mn 55480 location 2514635
Signed by jennifer malo, with nice note from linda spaulding - an ndependent grant broker with the greendot grant program.
Asking me to cash check at my bank $945.00 and send them within 5 days $402.00 to get the rest of the $10, 000. Grant money. Greendot has something to do with bill gates who says they don't do individual grants.
I got a check for $965.55 now im supposed to go and by a greendotmoneypak and send to linda spaulding im supposed to send her $400.50. I want to know if this is a scam, I didnt cash the check as of yet. I dont have a scanner of copy machine here to copy it. I can give you the number of the check. No. Is [protected]. Thanks judy sternberg emailme at [protected]@hotmail.com
I recieved a check for $975 telling me that I should send the commission back to them and I will recieve the...
I was on the internet and purchased a snowglobe. I only ordered one and they billed me for 3 due to their website misleading ordering page. I called the company immediately and I could not talk to them until the following day, because they were closed. However, I left a message, and called them back, and was reasured I would get my refund, and the order would only be for one. I then called Green Dot
and they refused to stop the hold on the two items I was billed extra for. They talked to me about how long it was going to take to straighten it out, so I called back the website for snowglobes and asked them to please enter the voided orders. I was told they had already done so. I then called back the green dot company and was given nothing but the run around. It is the 8th of June, and it started on the 2nd of June. My money is still being held by green dot.
I feel they have violated my right to dispute this order, but they refused to do anything!!! I need the money on my card to be taken off of hold immediately!!! Please help me! Dana Moschetti
Someone asked how to reach a real person on this card. when they come on and ask english or spanish do not press anything. When it asks the nature of your account press 1, then press 2, enter card # then enter zip code. listen to automation and press 3. This company will not cooperate with you to return your money in an orderly fashion. They are not an american company tho the main office is out of California. There is no one in California to talk to. I have had several supervisors hang up on me. They told me my money would be available by monday and then changed it to Tuesday and then they will probably change that to Wednesday. My money disappeared and when I asked them for the Authorization Code to send it to the rightful company, the guy asked what is an authorization code. even the gas pump gives u an AC. To file a proper complaint, write Green Dot Visa, PO Box 1187, Monrovia, Ca, 91017.
received a check inwhich i didn't a apply for from a linda spaulding for $975.50 i was to cash it and in...