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(KHOU Houston)   Scammers have seen the light, promise to return the millions they have taken from people. Just kidding - they've now resorted to "accidental deposits", then ask for the money back   (khou.com) divider line
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1324 clicks; posted to Business » on 27 Sep 2021 at 4:25 PM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-09-27 4:40:57 PM  
Scammers mom knows all about accidental deposits.
 
2021-09-27 4:44:45 PM  
Does this scam work in stores where people can use a just-cancelled credit card and then buy something with it leaving the store to get a nasty surprise a few days later?

Or does it work on Zelle/Venmo because they're shirking all responsibility for transaction verification onto their customers instead of doing the same verifications that a store does?
 
2021-09-27 4:47:25 PM  

Target Builder: Does this scam work in stores where people can use a just-cancelled credit card and then buy something with it leaving the store to get a nasty surprise a few days later?

Or does it work on Zelle/Venmo because they're shirking all responsibility for transaction verification onto their customers instead of doing the same verifications that a store does?


It's the same stolen credit card scam people used on paypal/ebay in the 90s/00s.
 
2021-09-27 4:49:24 PM  
FTFA: "Finally, remember that with money transfer apps, anything you send is gone forever. You can't pull it back."

OK so then why can the Credit Card Company that deposited it in your account get to "pull it back" later?
 
2021-09-27 5:03:53 PM  

Johnson: FTFA: "Finally, remember that with money transfer apps, anything you send is gone forever. You can't pull it back."

OK so then why can the Credit Card Company that deposited it in your account get to "pull it back" later?


Yeah, I had a company pay the employees double one payday. They took the money back by the end of the week without any action by the workers.
 
2021-09-27 5:13:21 PM  
If it was me.  I would refuse to send anything back.

Tho i wounder if i could transfer it to another account and exchange it for Bitcoins
 
2021-09-27 5:32:38 PM  

Target Builder: Does this scam work in stores where people can use a just-cancelled credit card and then buy something with it leaving the store to get a nasty surprise a few days later?

Or does it work on Zelle/Venmo because they're shirking all responsibility for transaction verification onto their customers instead of doing the same verifications that a store does?


No, this is just a version of the oldest scam in the book for Venmo like products.
 
2021-09-27 5:34:03 PM  
So the correct response is, "Mine now, GFY LOLOMGBBQ"?
 
2021-09-27 5:39:52 PM  
I like to reply with a taunt that they're never getting it back and a picture of me with the money (NSFW).
 
2021-09-27 5:50:09 PM  
I would ask for their name and address and tell them I will send them a Cashiers Check for the amount.
 
2021-09-27 6:39:35 PM  

Johnson: FTFA: "Finally, remember that with money transfer apps, anything you send is gone forever. You can't pull it back."

OK so then why can the Credit Card Company that deposited it in your account get to "pull it back" later?


Because banks can cancel orders. I mean, I got all my regular bills set so the companies can withdraw the money. Because banks are professional organisations that have stuff like inter-bank agreements and what not I can reclaim that money anywhere in a 2 month period.

Apps like venmo don't care. Having you cancel a transfer costs them money and effort. Venmo does not like that. It is one of the reasons I'm glad those "fintech" apps that "shake uo the market" never really became a thing here. If I need to get money from someone I can just send them a payment request from my bank-app that they can pay with their bank-app without any charges. No weird third-party fake-money apps needed.
 
2021-09-27 7:37:12 PM  

DerAppie: Johnson: FTFA: "Finally, remember that with money transfer apps, anything you send is gone forever. You can't pull it back."

OK so then why can the Credit Card Company that deposited it in your account get to "pull it back" later?

Because banks can cancel orders. I mean, I got all my regular bills set so the companies can withdraw the money. Because banks are professional organisations that have stuff like inter-bank agreements and what not I can reclaim that money anywhere in a 2 month period.

Apps like venmo don't care. Having you cancel a transfer costs them money and effort. Venmo does not like that. It is one of the reasons I'm glad those "fintech" apps that "shake uo the market" never really became a thing here. If I need to get money from someone I can just send them a payment request from my bank-app that they can pay with their bank-app without any charges. No weird third-party fake-money apps needed.


Annnnnd this is why I don't have Venmo.  I have only real credit cards with links to my bank account and none have apps on my phone.  Mrs. SLEZE can pay the babysitter out of her accounts.
 
2021-09-27 7:41:49 PM  
If I ever get one of these, I'm gonna text back. "I'll leave it on your mom's dresser tonight"
 
2021-09-27 7:45:06 PM  

Fear the Clam: I like to reply with a taunt that they're never getting it back and a picture of me with the money (NSFW).


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2021-09-27 8:06:22 PM  

Johnson: FTFA: "Finally, remember that with money transfer apps, anything you send is gone forever. You can't pull it back."

OK so then why can the Credit Card Company that deposited it in your account get to "pull it back" later?


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2021-09-27 8:29:30 PM  

Fear the Clam: I like to reply with a taunt that they're never getting it back and a picture of me with the money (NSFW).


...dick move, man...
 
2021-09-27 8:30:09 PM  
Fools forgot the First Rule of Acquisition:
Once you have their money, you never give it back
 
2021-09-27 10:50:30 PM  
They've been running that scam for years now.

/what year is it?
 
2021-09-28 9:15:41 AM  
Someone was depositing gift cards into a forgotten PayPal account that I had. I got wind of it and changed the information and bought a drone with the money. I told PayPal they didn't even care.
 
2021-09-28 6:20:36 PM  
I worked for a scammy company, decided to quit.. Their payroll was via ADP. Final paycheck hits my account, 3 days later ADP pulls the money back out. Took the threat of a lawsuit to get scam firm to pay me
 
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