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    Friday, June 29, 2007

    I Curse You

    So, I was checking my bank account today to make sure I had enough to pay all of my bills and of course what do I find but a BOGUS check on my account that went through yesterday for $99.75. This isn't the best time to be stealing money from me. So, I called and the bank is sending me an Affidavit of Forgery to sign and get notarized and mail back. I've lost the money until then and there is nothing they can do to stop it from happening again, at least until the Affidavit gets processed and then that "company" won't be able to do it again. Of course by the time that happens the company will have a new name and bank account. What's most annoying is that the bogus company has a Bank of America account and when I lost my First Tennessee ATM card while doing sign surveys, it was at a Bank of America. All anyone who found it would have needed is a card reader to pull the info off the magnetic strip. Sure the card itself was cancelled, but the address/account # was all preserved on the magnetic strip. So, whoever is out there taking money from me for a company called THE STRONG BUCKS, I hope you die horribly. I curse you and all of the offspring of your tepid and cowardly loins. May the money bring you nothing but suffering and pain.

    11 comments:

    zenzer said...

    So did the bank cancel your account number and issue a new one? Is the bank going to refund the stolen amount? WTF?

    McErin said...

    Yeah, I just googled for "the strong bucks" because i just miraculously had the same thing happen to me. $99.75, written from a non existing check number out of my account! Did you ever find out what happened?

    Fabricationist said...

    I don't yet know how it transpired. I'm still waiting on the Affidavit of Forgery from the bank to sign, get notarized and return. I'll let them handle it from there most likely and hope they credit me back the money.

    Jen said...

    Same here, I also had this happen to me. Same amount everything. In fact I just got home from the bank. Where I had to sign papers and they notarized. Close my account and open another other. This is unbelievable.

    Victim said...

    I just found the same thing on my checking account from yesterday. $99.75 from TheStrongBucks. I'm curious where all of us are from. I am located in Tennessee. I would really like to get to the bottom of this, but it isn't significant enough it seems for my bank to really dig deeply into. I hate to see others be victimized. Is there some way we can check the bank where they deposited this check? There are Bank of America numbers on the checks' back.

    Fabricationist said...

    I'm from Tennessee as well. I'm living in California, but the account that got hit was my Tennessee account.

    victim said...

    Was the ATM card you lost from a Tennessee account? I recently lost my debit/ATM card. However, I have been able to verify that the bank that the check was deposited into (routing # 122000661) in my case is the Bank of America in Richmond, CT. I am wondering if the same bank was used in all of our cases. And since this is a bank in CT no where near TN, this cannot be as a result of my debit card lost in Tennessee. Maybe a website has been hacked and our information obtained??? This needs to be figured out so that it can be stopped. I am getting ready to call the depositor's bank directly and see what I can find out.

    Fabricationist said...

    The ATM card I lost was a First Tennessee account card and for the same account the money was taken from. I lost mine in CA. I've mailed in my Affidavit of Forgery on it. I've got a couple of bank of America stamps on the back of mine. THE STRONG BUCKS account it was deposited into was AC# 87250 41512. I'm pretty sure the first digit is an 8, but it's hard to tell from the online scan of the check.

    victim said...

    I don't have a First Tennessee account, so that is not the common thread amongst us victims. And you didn't loose your ATM card in West TN, so that's not it either. I am concerned that some online database has been hacked enabling this individual to get our account info. I hope you get your money back quickly. My bank said that mine should be back within 24 hours, but the did say that they will attempt to get a refund from the Bank of America, and if the refuse to refund then it will come back out of my account. I THINK NOT! I went in to the bank and the girl I spoke with said this is not the first one she has seen. I wonder why there isn't more information available about this scam. For what it's worth, I noticed that the For Deposit Only stamp on the back of the check actually says TheStongBuck - that's Stong not Strong. The front says pay to the order of StrongBucks. The stamp also has the account # 07250 41512.

    I don't mean to clog up your blog, but it seems so far there is no other meeting ground for the victims of this to meet up and figure out what is going on. I guess a lot of people will just let it go, but the investigator in me cannot stop trying to seek an explanation.

    Fabricationist said...

    Not a problem. I'll roll it back to the top tomorrow so it doesn't get lost in Archives. If it seems worth while, I'll try and make a blog for this.

    Lisa said...

    I too was ripped off 99.75 from Strongbucks. I am from Ct. I also signed an affidavit and my bank will credit me the 99.75 while they investigate this mess.
    There are lots of folks in the same boat. DO NOT LET THIS LIE- PURSUE IT!!
    I wish you all luck. I hope they catch these buggers too. My kids count on me to care for them and if there is no $$, there is no food, etc....
    God bless you all....

    Lisa