bovada issues fraudulent checks

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Posted: 12/3/2012 12:28:42 AM
Just got a letter from my bank and they said the check was fraudulent/counterfieted....first off I waited 3 Weeks to get a check in my hands...then another 2 Weeks for my bank to send it in for collection...also my bank charges $75 collection fee...now bovada wants me to send in the letter and a statement that my bank sent me.....whether or not I will get paid remains to be seen.... I will update you in a week....
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Posted: 12/3/2012 8:28:06 AM
nothing new,been happening for years and years
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Posted: 12/3/2012 11:01:12 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by joanne12:

nothing new,been happening for years and years

yeah, sounds bad from it.

what book you recommend, Joanne? Thx. 
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Posted: 12/4/2012 12:37:05 AM
darn!

I'm waiting on a payout check from Bovada. I'll report if I have any trouble.
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Posted: 12/4/2012 2:52:57 AM
Big frank how long have you waited? Took me 3 full Weeks including weekends to get mine....I hear alot of people been getting 'bounced' checks in the month on November from bovada...my check is only for $800
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Posted: 12/4/2012 5:13:18 AM
I made my withdrawal request on Nov. 20 and got an email saying the request would take about 10 business days. Today I got another email with a DHL tracking number, so I'm guessing the check just went out today.

I'm starting to worry if the check will be good. And even if it's legit, I'mwondering if the bank I deposit it in will accept it. I've cashed out once before from Sportsbook back in '06 and didn't have a problem. That was for about $150. This one's for $400.

I must say I've had a good experience with Bovada so far. Customer Service has helped with a few issues, and I've had little trouble making deposits, so so far so good. Maybe I'm worried about nothing.
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Posted: 12/4/2012 3:01:27 PM
Im hope they give you a good check...my withdrawal was for $800 and I sent them docs from my bank stating why it was rejected. called them and everything after I faxed. They are still 'forwarding' the problem to their processing drpartment....keep u guys updated...
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Posted: 12/5/2012 2:06:30 AM
I checked tracking number, and my package (with the check) is in Hong Kong right now, having left Singapore earlier today. It will be more than ten business days before I get my check, I suspect. Prolly about three weeks total.

I'm starting to wonder how to get it in my account once I get it. I'm getting paranoid about bank tellers and what not asking what the check is for.

Ugh! I wish there was an easier way to do this.
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Posted: 12/5/2012 11:19:52 AM
when will people figure it out, STOP USING THAT CROOKED BOOK!!!!! I'm not surprised.... CMON!!! damn bovada.
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Posted: 12/5/2012 5:30:07 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by bigfrank:

I checked tracking number, and my package (with the check) is in Hong Kong right now, having left Singapore earlier today. It will be more than ten business days before I get my check, I suspect. Prolly about three weeks total.

I'm starting to wonder how to get it in my account once I get it. I'm getting paranoid about bank tellers and what not asking what the check is for.

Ugh! I wish there was an easier way to do this.

Try depositing in your ATM. Dont have to deal with a telller.Very simple. I honestly have never had a problem depositing checks from bodog or bovada. Good Luck
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Posted: 12/6/2012 1:04:44 AM
Ok now they refunded the money back into my bovada account maybe expectin me to use it all ...so I called them to see whats going on and see I how soon I can get another check...and guess what, I have to do thr process all over again...submit a payout and wait 48 hours for approval...so the first check I requested for was on Oct 26th..waited 3 Weeks to hit my door then another 1.5 Weeks for my bank to send it in and found out it was a fraud.....now I have to wait 10+ days to get another check (which will prolly bounce again)...so in all I am waiting about 3 months to get $800 if the second check doesnt bounce.....crazy....I will update yall on this second check if n when it comes in....
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Posted: 12/6/2012 1:08:08 AM
I just wanted to share and give insights on what is going on. I know alot of people on this site are using online sportsbook...and most of us are prolly getting ripped off by these books...
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Posted: 12/6/2012 5:05:18 AM
My check was in my mailbox today delivered by DHL.  It was drawn on United Overseas Bank in Singapore, and there was an unsigned note with the envelope that says the following:

"TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Dear Sir/Madam,

This draft has been issued by United Overseas Bank Limited, Singapore.

Kindly note this cheque cannot be cashed,  It can only be deposited into payee's own bank account.

Thank you."

So it sounds like this is a crossed check (a check that can't be cashed over the counter), but this check doesn't have the two diagonal lines across the middle that usually characterize crossed checks.  So I'm wondering if it really is.

The check also says "Bank of America N.A." on it.  Does that mean anything?

Thanks for your help so far, everyone.  :)


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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:33:55 AM
@bigfrank...that check should be legit as a few months before I received a similar check..but I could be wrong....lets hope it holds true....the check that I recently received was from Canadian imperial bank that was fraudulent
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Posted: 12/10/2012 6:41:46 PM
I deposited the check at my credit union today.  No problems.  I called just to make sure the funds were available and they were.

I think everything's cool now.
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Posted: 12/10/2012 11:57:35 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by bigfrank:

I deposited the check at my credit union today.  No problems.  I called just to make sure the funds were available and they were.

I think everything's cool now.

thank GOD, i just got my tracking # today, check is coming from the same place you got yours from in singapore but its for 2400
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Posted: 12/11/2012 12:14:37 AM
Daaamn Yoshi...I hope ur check doest bounce my man
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Posted: 12/11/2012 12:29:31 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by CraftyAces:

Daaamn Yoshi...I hope ur check doest bounce my man

I told lou of sbr about my concern with that, he told me he talked to magnus about the recent bounced checks and magnus assured him that these batches were good as long as you follow the directions when you deposit. BTW, have a bank you recommend? i was thinking of chase but since chase doesnt have a branch down here I might roll with Bank of AMerica
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Posted: 12/11/2012 7:39:26 PM

hey Big Frank,

i just received the same exact check as you however mine came from Betonline ( i guess they use the same processor) .

so is your check still cool ?  if so i will attempt to deposit with my bank tomorrow and keep my fingers crossed

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Posted: 1/9/2013 8:22:01 PM
Big Frank,

I received the exact check that you referenced earlier.  I'm not seeing an update so I'm assuming it is good to go.  Any updates from anyone?
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Posted: 1/14/2013 8:43:56 PM

I deposited a check from them in 12-17-12 that cleared.  Yesterday while checking my bank account online I discovered that someone has withdrawn the exac t amount from my account as a foreign currency exchange

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Posted: 1/14/2013 8:48:31 PM

Sorry this is continued but the withdrawal was $20 more than my deposit check but the same otherwise down to the penny.  I called my bank and was told that someone made the withdrawal using my ID(which bovada has a copy of).  As far as I know this amount is not a bounced check but far more worrisome.  I called bovada and sent them copies of my bank statement but they will not help.  I still have two more checks to deposit and am very worried.  I' hope they don't clean out my entire account. 

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Posted: 1/17/2013 5:57:54 PM
do ur research.  bodog fuckin sux
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Posted: 1/25/2013 8:54:33 PM
went through same process with bovada, deposited overseas check from singapore, been a few weeks no problem, today i tried a new check of about 1000 this time, same kind of check, and the bank manager was there this time and gets suspisious and trys calling the number on the check and says its fraudulent because Bank of Amer picked up and couldn't confirm the check.  any advice??? bovada advised me to try a different branch but to use the atm drop off...should i be worried
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Posted: 1/25/2013 8:56:12 PM
also whats going on with yours craftyaces
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