Scammer’s name: Camello Inc.
Scammer’s address: 6485 E. Kettleman Ln. Lodi CA 95240-5741
Country: United States
Type of a scam: Fake Check/Money Order
Initial means of contact: USPS (mailing)
Victim Location: 27265
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order
A check in the amount of $2850 (with recipient’s name), along with a document, are enclosed in a USPS Priority Mail envelope. The document is entitled, Ardent Service Inc Survey Program, and gives assignment details to target the recipient to deposit the check into their own Personal Bank Account – as well as to use $2500 of “the deposited amount,” to buy Amex Debit Cards – in turn to copy the cards front and rear sides, followed by emailing or texting the images to their provided email or text number. The notice also highlights that you are to make sure no one is made aware of your actions when making these card purchases at the stores, and that your payment out of the $2850 check is $350. I noticed that the “check” had not bank logo (Chevron Federal Credit Union in this case) and a ten-digit routing number (vs. a nine-digit routing number like real checks).