A while ago I wrote a letter that I sent out to several banks, asking them to assist in fighting scams by posting a Fraud Alert at their teller windows. Below is that letter, and I have attached a pdf of the Fraud Alert. Feel free to ask YOUR bank to join the fight by posting this information.
My name is Shawn Mosch, and I am the Co-Founder of the website ScamVictimsUnited.com, which my husband and I started in 2003 after we became victims of a counterfeit cashier’s check scam. Since that time, we have worked with agencies like the National Center for Victims of Crime, the National Consumer’s League and the Federal Trade Commission to help educate the public about the growing problem of scams in this country. In the first two years of operation, our website helped to stop over 2 million dollars from going into the hands of scammers.
Now, we are joining up with the FBI to distribute a Fraud Alert to banks that can be displayed at all teller stations. We believe that this Fraud Alert will help get the message to the people that need it the most. It is our hope that you will join us in educating people and warning them by posting this Fraud Alert at the teller stations at all of your bank locations. We feel that this will not only help to prevent your customers from becoming victims, but it will also show them that you are looking out for them and have their best interest in mind.
We have the Fraud Alert available in a pdf format on our website, or if you would like we would be more than happy to send it to you via email. If you choose to download it from our website, it can be found at the bottom of the “Latest News” page.
I would like to thank you in advance for your assistance. I know that together we can help to save even more people from becoming victims of these scams.