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Old 03-18-2008, 11:51 AM
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Western Union + Cash = RUN!!!!

Total Scam.

There's no such thing as "Express Trust Shipping Co."
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:55 AM
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Thanks guys I appreciate the help...I am out of this deal...
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Ryan, They got it all wrong. They send you money. Wait the 5 or seven days to clear then proceed.

It looks a lot like a form letter. What breakage can there be in banners?
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:11 PM
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wire transfer "ONLY" and still give it time to clear
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:20 PM
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Ryan - the only way to accept his order is when he wire transfers the correct amount into your account. At that point you cna ship the banners freight collect. We get this kind of stuff everyday at the office. DON'T ACCEPT ORDER WITHOUT PAYMENT UP FRONT.
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:49 PM
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Get the auth on the card. Then call visa for a verbal confirmation. They can call the customer and confirm it's him and not a scam.
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:01 PM
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I had a buddy who was in a simliar situation, the credit card cleared with no problem...he shipped the merchandise then the charge was contested...he never got the money or the merchandise back.

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Old 03-18-2008, 01:12 PM
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We've had similar requests for parts and equipment all of them have been scam's and have wanted equipment shipped out overnight. We always check them out with D&B and see if the Credit Card is even a valid one before starting a transaction. There are too many scammer's out there in the cyberworld these days...
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It's a scam. Been all over the sign biz for months.
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:27 PM
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Its a scam. The check or funding my clear, but actually will be a negitive in your account in a couple weeks. It happen to a friend of mine. Scam 100% somethign like that is cash deal only and it doesnt happen Just my .02
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