Saturday, January 27, 2007

Stupid fucking scammers


Ok, so back in the summer, some random kids came up to my door selling magazine subscriptions. I've gotten magazines like that before, so I didn't think anything of ordering again. I realized a day or two later that I am a moron when it comes to math and I didn't have as much money in my account as I thought I did. I issued a stop payment on the checks that I had written and that was that.

Except that it wasn't.

I checked my bank account online last night when I got home from work so I could double check my math after I had deposited a check that was cut due to my job deciding it didn't need to pay me 40 fucking hours. Yeah, you read that right. My paycheck was 40 fucking hours short. Anyway, that has been remedied and I deposited the money and looked at my account. There was a check that had been presented and cashed. "Hmm...", I thought. "I haven't written any checks lately." I couldn't view the check then and I couldn't find the checkbook it had come from to look at he duplicate to see what the fuck I decided to write a random check for. (I'm seriously a horrible pack rat. I have old paystubs from my very first job just in case I might need them for something. For what? No clue. But I might need them one day) I told Greg about it and that was that. I looked at my account this morning and could view the check. It's made out to Great Lakes Circulation. The date on the check? 1-12-2007. Here's what REALLY gets me.

I didn't sign the check.

I know that companies can do electronic checks, but I NEVER authorized that to happen. The fact that they used a check number that had a STOP PAYMENT issued on it really pisses me off. They didn't use my full LEGAL name for the signature and on the back, there's an account number or something, some kind of number, that was printed on there by a computer or typewriter or whatever, then CROSSED OUT and another one written in by hand. I am PISSED. I'm going to be calling the telephone banking system here shortly to see what the fuck is going on. If I have to close this account and open a new one, I'm pretty much fucked. My aunt lives in Japan and has to be on the account with me, or I can't have it. (Thank you fucktard ex-husband for completely slaughtering my credit)

I Goggles Great Lakes Circulation and found some sites that said it was nothing but a huge scam. I'm thinking that's true, since they were able to cash a check that I stopped payment on.

Ugh. So that's been my morning. I might post about the doctor's appt I had the other day, later. We'll see how the day goes.

3 comments:

Cricket said...

That is so scary.

People falsely believe that identity theft and other financial shit happens because of credit cards. You're proof how it can happen with a plain old check.

It certainly sounds like you don't need the additional stress. That sucks about the short paycheck. I was waiting for you to say they were powerless to do anything to fix it until the next pay cycle or something.

brite69 said...

Had they said that, I would have flipped out. At least 24 hours were supposed to have been on my last check and weren't. I had to wait for those. I think when my boss heard the tone of my voice, he knew it wouldn't be a good idea to tell me I'd have to wait again. I've been working 7 days a week to make sure dispatch is covered and had he told me that, I'd have either transfered to a different department or gone to a different company.

I'm hoping something can be resolved with this whole check thing soon. If they try to cash the other 2 checks and are successful, heads will roll.

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