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    Have the scammers tolen the Tile company's identity . Does the company exist? If they do are they the scammers? If they aren't, should they know what is going on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizaj View Post
    Have the scammers tolen the Tile company's identity . Does the company exist? If they do are they the scammers? If they aren't, should they know what is going on?
    Most likely to be a front. I've had lots of these and often the postcode given just doesn't exist, so now I've found they give out a real address, just so people have a bit of confidence. They get our names from all sorts of sources to do with dance (not just belly dance) and other dance teachers (ballet etc) also get them. I suppose in all the hundreds (or thousands?) of these they send out some deluded soul with be flattered and give out their details.....

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    Do people not have to wait to have the cheque they sent cleared first by the bank?
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    1. Beginning dancer. Knows nothing.
    2. Intermediate dancer. Knows everything. Too good to dance with beginners.
    3. Hotshot dancer. Too good to dance with anyone.
    4. Advanced dancer. Dances everything. Especially with beginners
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    Thanks for your response! The funny thing is that almost nobody uses cheques in our country =) For the main part it's all about cash, so I believe such theme's don't work here anyway =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheart View Post
    Do people not have to wait to have the cheque they sent cleared first by the bank?
    It explains here: snopes.com: Cashier Check Scam

    The banks release the funds to your account within a few days, but it takes longer for the cheque to get back to the originating bank and the forgery to be discovered. Neither bank is going to let you keep this non-existent money just because they already put it in your account.

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    Strange. Our banks here only let you have 1/2 the money that is on a cheque until it is fully cashed. Then again I would never refund anyone until I knew their cheque was fully cashed, that is just bad business in my mind anyway.
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    2. Intermediate dancer. Knows everything. Too good to dance with beginners.
    3. Hotshot dancer. Too good to dance with anyone.
    4. Advanced dancer. Dances everything. Especially with beginners
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheart View Post
    Strange. Our banks here only let you have 1/2 the money that is on a cheque until it is fully cashed. Then again I would never refund anyone until I knew their cheque was fully cashed, that is just bad business in my mind anyway.
    I guess it depends what counts for fully cashed. Just waiting the few days for the money to appear in your account and be available for you to spend isn't enough. Once the fraudulent cheque is rumbled further down the line and payment from the account it appears to be drawn on is refused, the banks will have it back from your account.

    The con relies on people believing that once it's credited to their account it's safe to give that refund. Wrong.

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    So They'll have to think up another scam quick sharp when we ditch cheques.

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