A Scam Email with the Subject "Bank Fraud/Check Fraud/Check Forging" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 28 Oct 2010 10:20:34 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Sims, Leslie" <Leslie.Sims@ssa.gov>, although it may have been spoofed.
Yesterday I received a call from a my wife at 1415 hours telling me to call a Ms Lola McDermott at the Bank of America in Owings Mills Maryland at 410-902-3480 about someone trying to deposit a forged check with my wife’s name on it from my bank account with a forged signature on it.
I called Ms McDermott and she gave me the information above also. She said I should go to Bank of America and close out that account because someone had gotten my bank account information and had made a business type check that looked legitimate but was out of scale regarding the amount with what my usual check amounts had been and instead of having both our names, only had my wife’s name as the account holder. She said that I should give the person at the bank her name and telephone number and if she was not there, to have them ask to speak to Ms Akhila because she was the teller who caught the discrepancy. She said that they had the check and the deposit slip but the man who was trying to deposit it ran out of the bank before they could stop him. She said she would have a copy of the check and of the deposit slip to the bank.
I went to my home branch of Bank of America in Jessup
The name the check was made out to a Karin or Karen Wills in
the amount of $9,700.00 and the deposit slip for the same amount was in her
name with what seems to be account # 446019942742 with her address listed as
I have not made a regular police report as yet as I believe that this is considered bank fraud and therefore is an FBI matter; and so do not have a police report that I can attach. I am attaching a copy of the phony check and deposit slip and a satellite picture of the address is below.
My work address and contact information is:
Leslie M. Sims – Project Manager
I am usually in the office by 0530 hours and generally depart at approximately 1500 hours if you want or need to get in touch with me before I have an opportunity to call your office.
I will call your office tomorrow to try to get an appointment to speak with one of you and see what further actions will be required of me.
Leslie M. Sims - Project Manager
Dynamic Concepts, Inc.
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