Credit Repair/Debt Relief Scam
Business Name Used
October 19, 2023
Total Dollars Lost
Whole week of communication through SMS texting & email with them telling me I was able to get a loan with bad credit. They told her they help consumers build their credit and also receive payment for inconvenience. All I needed was a printer from home ( since I did not have one, they gave me the money to go buy a specific one at Staples) and a bank account.
The conversations after the first initial phone call (Chicago IL “Money Bird Financial” on caller ID) was each day with multiple text messages sending her a digital link with a check for me to print out from home and take it to my bank to deposit. $3,000 was going to be my pay. The checks were in a link which after I would deposit them in my bank “disappeared” from the text message/email and no way of finding it.
Was told to go to Giant Eagle (3 visa gift cards for $500, 4 for $400) then Target (multiple gift cards) then Walgreens (multiple gift cards ex:sephora, Gamestop) Other money cards from Walmart $500. After doing this, I would send them the card info.
Huntington Bank is where I deposited these false checks for thousands of dollars and once it cleared I would get a text on what to get for that day. One of the Huntington banks told me I could not deposit or cash it because it was missing a magnetic strip or something from it. I went to another Huntington Bank in Newark and they let me deposit the check into my account.
Check names included: Insurance company(forgot) Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Company and can’t remember others. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I called my bank yesterday 10/9 to ask about my account balance because I couldn’t get a hold of the two involved with everything: EMILY & TONY (her manager) through the phone numbers that they said were their own personal cell phone numbers. Emily: (872) 877-5070 Tony: (346) 598-9024.