Complaint / review / scam report
Roommates.com - RACHEL MOWENA
Don't let this happen to you!! Ontario

I recieved an email from this individual to become my roommate. She sent alot of general information which I didn't question (and I should have! )
I gave her my address and she advised she woiuld send a check to cover my request. All hurry-hurry, by the way.
In a day or two I recieved a cashiers check for $2000 more than I asked for.
As I waited for the initial money to arrive, I gor an urgent email telling me her employer made a mixtake, and would I send the extra back via Western Union.
MY BIGGEST MISTAKE was thinking the check cleared. My bank clears a cashiers check in my own account before they actually collect the money. After seeing the check clear, and withdrawing the money, sending it out like a good person that I am via Western Union. The next day I got a call from the bank to say the check was COUNTERFEIT!!!!!
DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!!! Don't deposit any check which is over the amount agreed to. Send the check back to the sender!!! It is NOT YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to get some stranger out of trouble!!!! They depend on your sympathy!!!!! Tell them they have to correct the problem from their end!!! You can't do that from your end!!!
Assume the worst until proven legitimate!!! My bank has said that since the check was made out to me, I am responsible for the money I withdrew!!! Now I will have to pay that money back to the bank! I am on disability. Not easy.
Before doing anything with someone who is not local, get a name, address, picture of licence, a phone number where they can be reached, and copy of a bank statement with the person's name on it!!! Ask for information on their employer, and LOOK IT UP, Call the employer, too. Then CALL their phone to see if they really answer. It is your right to have this information. Do NOT TRUST. ESPECIALLY if the check they send is more that you expected!!! They have reason to get you to send it back before you find out it is a scam!!! I am 58 years old and I never thought this would happen to me!!!!!
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Offender: Roommates.com - RACHEL MOWENA

Country: Canada   Province: Ontario
Address: Roommates. com

Category: Internet & Web

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