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My son just turned 18, opened a new checking account and stole my info for my Treasury Direct account. He changed the checking account info for money transfers and stole $31,428.00 by requesting transfer into his account.
Treasury Direct is closed for the weekend, I can't do the freeze on the account, they will be there on Monday 8am EST. I have sent a message that the transaction was not submitted by me and that it was fraud. I got a message I would get a reply within 3 business days. The money already disappeared from my account and my son too.
WHAT CAN I DO TO STOP THIS TRANSFER? I already called the police but they can't help me.
The transaction was done about an hour ago, I got email from Treasury Direct that my money was transfered.
I'm getting insane, who should I contact to stop the transfer?

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time for a big spanking.

just cut him out of the will, that'll teach him.

Call the police again. This is grand theft. Have him jailed until he can make bail, which may well give you enough time to reverse the transaction.

<<oops>>

e7321coderz said: [Q]
I'm getting insane, who should I contact to stop the transfer?

Your son's bank. They may even be open on Sunday.

it's WAMU .. I helped him today to open the new checking account ... is there any hotline phone # for Treasury Direct?

e7321coderz said: [Q]it's WAMU .. I helped him today to open the new checking account ... is there any hotline phone # for Treasury Direct?why do i get the feeling with a screename like "coderz" OP is the son trying to make sure his plan to steal the money is foolproof?

How about the old and tested reply:

What did you son say when you called him?

DYS may have a point...

However, pure and simple, the adult needs to prosecute the child. It is a blatant criminal act, but the first thing the police will want you to do is confirm you are willing to prosecute your child fully, and see him go to jail.

if you know that he withdrew the Treasurry Direct funds to the Wamu account, call WaMU and report the new account has been compromised so they freeze it. Im sure you know your kids SSN and can call the 1800#, fraud center is usually open 24/7

No need to give details since at this point you arent even certain whats happened yet

limeygit said: [Q]DYS may have a point...

However, pure and simple, the adult needs to prosecute the child. It is a blatant criminal act, but the first thing the police will want you to do is confirm you are willing to prosecute your child fully, and see him go to jail.

I doubt that the op will do that (I'm guessing most of us won't either).

ok ... I called him on his cell phone right after I found out about it and he said "thank you mom for this great gift you gave me for my 18th birthday". When I told him I let him arrest he said "I will tell them you gave me the money as a gift".

I printed out the transaction - detail and first now I found out he transfered the money into HIS OWN treasury direct account! E-194-725-XXX. He probably opened it today before he has made the transaction.

Do you guys think that Treasury will be able to reverse the transaction when the money didn't leave Treasury Direct only changed the account number?

DYS please don't joke, I'm getting insane!

WaMu doesnt typically let brand new accounts move $30k+ with no holding period, that would violate all their funds availability policies.

I found your son

I wonder if there's any connection to this thread

e7321coderz said: [Q]My son just turned 18, opened a new checking account and stole my info for my Treasury Direct account. He changed the checking account info for money transfers and stole $31,428.00 by requesting transfer into his account.
Treasury Direct is closed for the weekend, I can't do the freeze on the account, they will be there on Monday 8am EST. I have sent a message that the transaction was not submitted by me and that it was fraud. I got a message I would get a reply within 3 business days. The money already disappeared from my account and my son too.
WHAT CAN I DO TO STOP THIS TRANSFER? I already called the police but they can't help me.
The transaction was done about an hour ago, I got email from Treasury Direct that my money was transfered.
I'm getting insane, who should I contact to stop the transfer?

ask him to pack his bags

I had to deal with a con just like this a few years ago.

Son ripped off mom to the tune of $10,000 by forging checks.

BofA credited back all the money due to the fact that the signatures were forged.

Mom declined to prosecute.

As far as I know, he was not prosecuted by BofA either.

BIG QUESTION: What did he do with the money?

sounds like he already packed his bags...in fact its looks like he's having a grand old time

SUB said: [Q]I wonder if there's any connection to this thread

yeah, that's his son.

what a fatwallet family. now, both sides will blame fatwallet for their family affair

Bad boys, bad boys....

remember, if you get reimbursed and the bank is out any money... the bank is the victim.

I hope they put him in prison where he belongs.

And I hope you don't chicken out and try to keep him out.

if what OP says is true and the kid simply moved the money from one Treasury Direct acct to another, there is no loss.

OP just needs to be creative in repatriation

there is an option to delete a pending transaction but I can't delete the transaction because it's not pending anymore. How could he get the money transfered into his account so quickly? And on Saturday afternoon?

all good questions for Wamu..why arent you speaking with them?

and how do you have access to your sons checking acct?

I hope your kid doesnt learn how easy it is to take a loan out on your house...

oh well I'm shocked and I can't think clearly. I called the police again and am still waiting for them.
I need to get the money back.

it's not WAMU where the money was transfered .... he opened his own Treasury Direct account as I found out later.

Good luck, but unfortunately financial crime is pretty low on your local police department's list of priorities.

Most of them are too dumb to understand it anyways.

so he moved the money directly from one Treasury Direct acct to another, without involving WaMu at all?

You are either making no sense, or making the story up as you go along. Which one is it?

all I can see is IAAAA Series I Savings Bond 03-18-2006 Full Security Transferred $31,428.00

caonima said: [Q]SUB said: [Q]I wonder if there's any connection to this thread

yeah, that's his son.

what a fatwallet family. now, both sides will blame fatwallet for their family affair yeah, it's good to hear both sides of the story, and after that I feel this is more of a family property dispute over who should get the money than about technicality of banking transaction. I suggest let the father and the son sort out the business by themselves or the worst scenario would be a lawsuit and we the FWers should simply stay out of this.

first after I printed the transaction I found these details:

Recipient's Name: my son's name
Recipient's SSN - his SSN
Recipient's TreasuryDirect Account #: E-194-725-XXX

well at least the money is still in another TD account

e7321coderz said: [Q]first after I printed the transaction I found these details:

Recipient's Name: my son's name
Recipient's SSN - his SSN
Recipient's TreasuryDirect Account #: E-194-725-XXX

He won't be able to get the cash out to anywhere (his WaMu account, probably) until during the week, most likely with an ACH or bank check. You should be able to freeze the account w/ T Direct before he can actually move the funds anywhere.

They probably move money between their own accounts at will, which is why he was able to do it on a Saturday.

thanks .... I'll be calling TD on Monday at 5am PST to reverse the transaction. I hope I will be able to do so. I just changed all my passwords and security questions and called my banks and froze my accounts. To deal with TD I have to wait until Monday.

Give me his number, I'll sort him out.

e7321coderz said: [Q]thanks .... I'll be calling TD on Monday at 5am PST to reverse the transaction. I hope I will be able to do so. I just changed all my passwords and security questions and called my banks and froze my accounts. To deal with TD I have to wait until Monday.

Well I can tell you what I'd do Sunday.
Find out if you can record a conversation (one party states Taping Laws)
Go to RadioShack and by a telephone recorder

Call him and ask why he stole the money etc etc .. Have him say that same crap again
on tape. Be prepared to throw the book at him... It sounds like he needs it.

ConfusedGenxer said: [Q]

Well I can tell you what I'd do Sunday.
Find out if you can record a conversation (one party states Taping Laws)
Go to RadioShack and by a telephone recorder

Call him and ask why he stole the money etc etc .. Have him say that same crap again
on tape. Be prepared to throw the book at him... It sounds like he needs it.only taping dad should be doing would involve son's mouth, wrists, and a chair

One thought...

Call your local FBI office. Seems there's likely a case for wire fraud and the theft involved US gov't securities. You may have better luck than trying to motivate your local police on a Saturday night.

does OP really want to put his son in Federal custody?

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