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Old 10-02-2005, 04:59 PM
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They will usually try to send a fake certified check for more money and ask you to send the remainder to a shipping agent of theirs and will run off with the remainder before the bank realizes the check is false.
Yep! Someone tried to do this to my brother when he sold his Jeep. We knew it was a scam but decided to have some fun and play along for awhile, a long while! Boy, did we piss that guy off!!!
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Hooooo Hooooo!!!...... The scammers never stop trying different angles. A friend of mine just listed her spare bedroom in her apartment on "craigslist" here in LA.... Soon she started receiving e-mails from people in "London" .... or "Amsterdam"... ( probably really in Nigeria) wanting to rent the room. They wanted her to accept a check from their "client" here in the states. The only thing... they wanted to send 3800.00 dollars more than what she needed for rent and deposit... Of course... they "trust" her with the money and would be happy to have her send the balance to their "friend" here in the states. yeah.... right.... same scam... different angle.
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Hooooo Hooooo!!!...... The scammers never stop trying different angles. A friend of mine just listed her spare bedroom in her apartment on "craigslist" here in LA.... Soon she started receiving e-mails from people in "London" .... or "Amsterdam"... ( probably really in Nigeria) wanting to rent the room. They wanted her to accept a check from their "client" here in the states. The only thing... they wanted to send 3800.00 dollars more than what she needed for rent and deposit... Of course... they "trust" her with the money and would be happy to have her send the balance to their "friend" here in the states. yeah.... right.... same scam... different angle.
Yep! And the least they can do is learn our fricken language!!!
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