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#845754 - 10/30/12 12:22 AM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: BobH]
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Registered: 04/18/02
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No Space Quest, it isn't only you. It might have happened but not as wide spread as it appears today.

Well, I guess that answers my question about how a cashier would get away with it. Still, losing an hourly job over pocketing a few bucks seems hardly worth the effort.

Sorta, your bank story makes me wonder. If a drive up teller didn't give me a receipt, and swore they never received the money I put into the carrier that went into the bank, how would a person prove they sent money into the bank?
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#845832 - 10/30/12 11:38 AM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: Chief]
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Registered: 11/29/04
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Loc: San Diego, CA
Ahh good question Homer. My 'proof' was the cancelled check which would have had the teller's stamp on it 'for deposit'. That was a check from my sister to me. So we contacted HER bank, the check had cleared and we figured it was a slam dunk for me to get my money. Well, the bank manager practically called me a thief and con artist when I approached the subject of any of HIS tellers stealing. But with the cancelled check, he said it would be my proof. Only problem is, we got a copy from my sister's bank, the back was so badly smeared it was unreadable. So we got a second copy, same thing, got a third copy and it was worse. When we asked for a FOURTH copy, they said, 'ooops, we accidently destroyed that check. It had only been 2 weeks! This was when they didn't return the actual checks to the writer. They were sooo sorry, not.

So I was left with no 100 bucks, a manager who was not the least apologeticm loudly announced in a quiet small bank that I was trying to scam THEM, (even though he did admit they fired a teller for inaccurate transactions). Turns out that MY bank, was connected some way to my sister's credit union and the two of them were acting in concert somehow. Big mess.

I pulled my accounts and went to another bank. Learned a 100 buck lesson. Always get that receipt and check it carefully, no matter where you bank or shop!
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#845853 - 10/30/12 12:20 PM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: Chief]
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Wow, Sorta, that sure sounds like a bank scam alright...especially with the mysteriously unreadable then disappearing check. I was getting upset just reading about it. I was thinking that you should have called the police at that point but I suppose if I were in your position I wouldn't have. It's probably better to just learn the lesson and move on.

As a friend of mine used to say, "School costs money."
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#845905 - 10/30/12 06:36 PM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: Chief]
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You are so right BobH. I figured the stress, strain, and time needed to 'win' this wasn't worth it. Lesson learned, be more more more careful in everything I do. There are people out there just waiting to scam you if you let them.
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#845961 - 10/31/12 02:12 AM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: Sorta Blonde]
Homer6 Offline
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What a mess. I don't suppose a call to the agency which oversees banks would do any good. Or maybe a call to the corporate offices.

Thinking back to my question, it'd be hard for the teller to claim the money wasn't put into the carrier what with all the cameras around.
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#845964 - 10/31/12 03:16 AM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: Chief]
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Homer6, just don't use the living, breathing teller at a drive up window. If you're depositing money or a check, use the automated teller. It reads the bills and the checks, asks you to verify the amount of money or the amount on each check, then either gives you a receipt or emails one to you, your choice.

Most of the time, you get through faster, too, since you're not parked behind someone dithering over his deposits or 'passing the time of day'. Or hers, gotta be fair here. grin

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#846051 - 10/31/12 11:34 AM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: traveler]
Homer6 Offline
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I don't remember the last time I used the drive up teller. If I have a deposit or need to make a withdrawal I go inside the bank. I get a bit of exercise that way.
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