No letter was inside the envelope. Just a check. A check for $2,470.00 to be exact. I made it very white, so no one could do anything with this.
Upon first inspection I'm like, "Wow where did this come from?"
I snapped a photo and sent it to my sisters and mom. My mom was like, "Did you invest in anything?" One of my sisters looked up the company - TD Bank with the state on the address and found no TD Bank in Vail, AZ. Plus she pointed out that the signature is going off the page. My other sister was like, "That's odd".
I noticed that the check wasn't quite centered when it was printed off. The last thing that popped out at me was that there is no routing or checking number at the bottom. I noticed that when I went to deposit my own real work check.
So what would you do?
I'm the type of person that wants justice. I don't like being taken advantage of. I really don't like the idea of a young person, or old person getting a check like this, and trying to deposit it only to find out they land themselves in a mess of financial hardship.
- I first emailed our local station 7CanHelp. They emailed me back saying that they cover a lot of cases like this.
- I next went to the bank to tell them about the check. The guy said he knew off the bat that it was a fake. He told me why. He also said that if there was a new teller they may not know, and could deposit it not even thinking about it. They copied the check, and sent it off to their fraud department.
- I contacted TD Bank. I got no reply from them.
- Lastly I contacted the Attorney General's Office. They said to turn it in to them I'll have to mail them a copy of the check. I just don't know if I want to do this...or not. Here a fake check with my name is floating out there. Would you turn it in, or was turning it into the bank enough?
- But I alone happened to find a credit card in our parking lot at work. The Director of the college said, "Just put it in the lost and found box." I'm like, "Ummm no! I'll turn it into the bank down the street." That was the bank where the card came from. The bank wanted to know where I found it, what time, and when. Uggg!
- Just a few weeks ago I found a license in our parking lot at work. The boss man said, "Well you can turn it into the police station." I said, "Right now?" He said, "No. On your break." If it were my license I'd want it now, not later. I found her on facebook, and messaged her to come get it within a day, or I would take it to the cops. She never responded, and never came to get it. Uggg! So I hauled my butt over to the police station to turn it in. They wanted my name, number, address, where I found it, and when I found it.