SCAMMER. This is the same guy that calls from 306-228-3622. Google this number and see all the crap on him.
O.K. All you guys listen up. Someone has already told everybody on this list, including me, that this is "fraud" ... a little better word than scam, perhaps, and this was posted earlier. To be certain....my bank called their bank today and was immediately told this was a total "FRAUD." DO NOT DEPOSIT THE CHECK AND DO NOT CASH IT. Your bank will be coming back to you for the money. Caution: There are many of these scams currently making the rounds.....some of them worded just a little differently. Mine was postmarked out of Canada while others might be from somewhere else. THIS SHOULD END WITH THIS POSTING. IT IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.
This is a scam. I was speaking with a lady by the name of Jamie Gray. Once the check is deposited or cashed you are asked to purchase a Green Dot Money Pak from Walmart for the amount of taxes you will be responsible for paying on the winnings at the end of the year. Supposedly this is to insure Dana App Inc. that the tax money was indeed set aside so that there is no audit issues on their end. They stress very convincingly that no one can do anything with this Money Pak Card as long as the Money Pak Number has not been scratched off of the back of it, which is true, however, they require you to then call them and give them information off of the receipt to prove that you did purchase the Money Pak, such as the teller number, first four digits of the bar code and the activation number then they will Fed Ex the remainder of the winnings to you at no charge. What you do not know at the time is the activiation number on the Wal-Mart receipt is the Money Pak Number but you do not know this until you scratch off the back of the Money Pak Card. They get your money the same day you give them the activiation number.
Hi. I just got one. I called during normal business hours and after four rings it hung up. then I called 14 minutes ago a girl picked up. and bitched at me because i called after normal business hours. i knew it was scam but I just wanted to call and see how it worked and what they say. I would like to get these people caught out though if anyone knows who I can contact I would appreciate it if you would contact me via email. Rachel.email@example.com
Total scam. they just want your money in the long run.
karen Bourgeois firstname.lastname@example.org . got same letter
We are trying to figure out how this scam works. What is the payoff for the scammers? What is the risk of depositing the check, knowing it will probably bounce?
IF ANYBODY RECIEVE ANY CHECKS FROM DANA'S APP INC OUT OC CANADA OR BRITISH COLUMABUS DO NOT CASH THE CHECK THE AMOUNT IS 998.88 AND THE TOTAL AMOUNT IS 9700 THE STATE GENERAL OFFICE HAS CALL ME TOLD ME IT WAS A SCAM DO NOT CALL THESE PEOPLE DANA'S APP INC.
THANKS MARY I HAD TO PAY BACK 998.88 AND THEY TOOK 500.00 TOTAL OF 1498.88 SO HOW CAN WE STOP THIS CRAPP AND GET OUR MONEY BACK CAN YOU HELP ME OUT THESE PEOPLE NEED TO GO DOWN BIG TIME.
It SOUNDS LIKE they want you to deposit it so they can get your acct. # and work from there. If so, this must be pretty sophisticated. DON'T CASH THE CHECK!
RE: Dana's App Inc check for 998.88 Our son who hasn't lived here in years got one. Thankfully, we're friends with the Attorney General in our state, and I'm sure he'll know. It sounds like it's all young people that they're out for.
this is a scam my girlfriend deposited the check on Monday and the bank closed her account today and said the check was bad ans she had to pay the money back tear it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
dude its a fraud. A friend of mine got hit.
I JUST WONT TO KNOW IS THE DANA'S APP INC IS IT A FRAUD I NEED TO KNOW BECAUSE THEY SENT ME A CHECK AND IT DID NOT CLEAR IT WAS UNPAID
IS THIS A SCAM I NEED TO KNOW THANKS
WE also received this letter and check we filed a letter with the consumer fraud dept and attorney general department .
I want to catch these folks. Question: Is anyone of you on Medicaid? The phone number I received was 905-598-4651.........and will obviously show up on my phone bill. Need just a bit more information from any of you to track these people down. Thanks.
Read my previous post on the first page of this thread.
I have been in contact with Dana's App (the real one) and they are fully aware of what's going on.
As posted earlier, I too received the same letter and check for $998.88. Started trying to call them with the given phone number.....took several days, but finally talked to lady named Lacey Wickerman who told me the check was indeed legitimate and that I should either deposit it or cash it....then call her back to verify I indeed was the person to whom the check had been intended (supposedly having won the $9700.00 for a survey I had completed). Once I called her back and let her know I had received the money, the remainder would be sent to me by FedEx....they would pay the FedEx charges on their end. All I would have to do at that time was to sign the FedEx form showing I had received the remaining amount. Is this a scam? .... am going try to find out for sure. Will start with my Bank in the morning and then my State Attorney General's Office. I too think there is something not exactly correct here; however, am not certain what the scheme is. And my curiosity is driving me to find out. Anybody else having more information please post so I can turn all this over to my Attorney General's Office of Consumer Protection. Thanks.
Our bank said it can't be fraud bcus there is a water marking on the check and normally our bank would wait to let the check clear, they checked the routing # they said it was legit, we are just going to double check with our bank to make sure, I have been checking our acct and there is no weird activity going on. Thanks for the updts though, will let you know what happens.
Nate, how did you make out with the check after all? Did it come back as fraud? I got the same one and didn't get anyone on the phone.
total scam! i work at a bank.... do not cash the check or withdraw the funds from your account. the check will get returned in about 2-3 business days.
Yep...it is definitely a hoax ! My bank also notified me they took out 24.95 on my debit card......I never gave them any debit card or checking account info!!!! I hot carded my debit card and suggest you all do the same.
Dana's Apparel got back to me already!.
Copy of response:
Thank you for informing us! Unfortunately, this is a scam. Someone out of
Canada has been sending out counterfeit checks. We currently have it all taken
care of with our bank and have taken the proper measures with the police as
well as the Postal Inspection Service for mail fraud. We have copies of the
checks and letters that have gone out. Please know that this is a scam and did
not come from Dana's Apparel. Thank you for understanding and also for letting
us know. We greatly appreciate it! If there is anything else you need, please
let me know!
Has anyone been asked to wire money? If so...major red flag. Check this out:
I just contacted the clothing store to verify that they are aware of prize money checks being written from their account. They say they'll get back to me within 2 days.
Just got one of these letters. My first instinct is that this is a scam, but it looks legit from all outward appearances. I can't find anything on the address from the letter, but the address on the check leads to Dana's Apparel....a women's specialty clothing store in Minneapolis.
Ok so i am in the same boat as you all i also recieved a cheque for 998.88 so i looked up all of the info checked the address and the check or my friend that works at a bank said all of the markings onthe cheque were indeed real and was casher as a payroll cheque at my bank after my deposit i then contacted Jamie Gray and she confirmed that the cheque will be sent to my address for saftey reasons i use a P.O box so as of right now i am the proud owner of. 998.88 but i also have my bank looking into any odd activity that maybe going on in my account just in case (you never can be to sure!!) i mean if the rest of the 8700.00 shows up in my P.O box i will send further information to you all
I actually received a letter and called the given number.
Sorry..yhe munber I called was 289-892-6091
the number I got was 289-892-4221: I called twice and got answered both times