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Bank/Credit Card Company Imposter

Scam Type

Bank/Credit Card Company Imposter Scam

Date Reported

2022-12-29 00:00:00

Victim Postal Code

98029

Total Dollars Lost

65863

Scam Description

Early November, a person who claimed from American Express called and said that they can provide help for financial relief by working with a debt settlement company, Alorica. The debt settlement company reached out to me and since then I make 9 different wire transfers to them to try clear all my debt. The reason I worked with them instead of making direct payment is because I was having financial difficulty at the specific month and has been late for a month for making minimum balance payment and also they offer 10,000 discount on the current balance. They attempted to make three payments on my account and each time the payment got rejected. I was very skeptical at first, but I called American Express several times and they confirmed that they’re legit. Alternatively, the third time they make the payment, I called American Express and they told me that they’re waiting for the debt settlement company’s final confirmation that they’ve collected all the funds from my end before they can process the posted payment. Also, I didn’t provide any information to the company yet they’re able to make payment on my behalf to Amex. Based on these three incidents, I fell in the trap and wire all the money to them.
After I wire all my money, they set me up by saying that they never received some of the wire and connect me to a fake FTC officer. The fake FTC officer said my identity was stolen and asked me to wire 10,000 dollar to a Federal Secured Account to confirm my identity. I then realized it’s a scam and reached out to FTC and FBI for file a complaint.
I also called HSBC and confirmed that the wire they claimed they didn’t received were received and transferred to another account at the same day to a company called Payward Ventures Incorporated .
Here’s the company and personal account I send the wire to –
a. Geeks World LLC – PO Box 3620 West 10th Street
Suite B PmB516, Greeley, Colorado 80634.
Bank account –
1. swift code – *********, account – ************ 2. swift code – *********, account – ************ b. Tarek Haidar –
13617 SE 18th St, Bellevue WA 98005
swift code – *********, account – *********