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Old 02-20-2004, 09:50 AM
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I'm confused......where did you lose anything???
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Old 02-20-2004, 09:51 AM
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I guess that makes 4 of us..
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Old 02-20-2004, 09:53 AM
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Tim G,

That sucks! I too am confused as to how you lost $3200? Please explain. I'll call ya on lift on Monday.
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Old 02-20-2004, 09:54 AM
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I was a little confused when I heard the story from Tim, I will let him fill you in on the details, but bottom line is, the props were not worth the $3200, the guy sent a check for too much $$$$, props only sold for $800 or so. Just dont want people making up thoeries all day if Tim doesnt come back this morning to explain.
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I was a little confused when I heard the story from Tim, I will let him fill you in on the details, but bottom line is, the props were not worth the $3200, the guy sent a check for too much $$$$, props only sold for $800 or so. Just dont want people making up thoeries all day if Tim doesnt come back this morning to explain.

This info doesn't help.... very confusing story.. unless I should be riding the short bus..
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Beware of any cashiers checks from someone you do not know. They are being counterfeited just like regular checks. It is a very widely used scam these days especially from over seas. Also if anyone sends you a cashiers check but wants you to send them some money back, likely the check is no good. It's a form of the infamous Nigerian check scam.

If you deposit the check to your account but the fed won't clear it because the bank does not exist or the check is a fake, or it is returned by the issuing bank in the correct amount of time the money comes back out of your account.

The question in this case is how did the bank verify funds and what statements were made to you. A competent bank will not comment on whether a check you are depositing is good or not because they don't know if it is forged, even if it is drawn on them.

In this day and age you must be careful with any financial transactions. I could tell stories and stories of what we see.
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Old 02-20-2004, 10:19 AM
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My wife works at the bank, and told me international
checks like that take 2 weeks to clear, no matter if its a cashiers or not. And they can stop payment its difficult
but they do have to have the money in the bank on there side. unless its a forged cashiers check.
There is even some good looking money orders too
that are fakes. Be aware and wait till it clears before shipping anything.
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I'm still in the back of the bus on this one !!!!!!!!!!!
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Sooooo don't tell me Tim sent the guy the cash difference in return in the form of a good check....
If so that scam has been around for a while now
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My friend had a car for sale for $2500. It was a collectors project car, and the guy oversees told him he had been wanting one for awhile, sent him a cashiers check for $8000, and told him it was enough to cover shipping oversees and a little for his time. I saw the check and it wasnt even a good fake. Everything was blurry and it said VOID on the back (like when you make a copy of it) Anyways, he still took it to the bank and they said it was fake. The guy persisted on getting his money for a couple of weeks.

He almost sent the car out---scary stuff. He should have shipped it, and went over with it, and kicked the $hit out of the guy when he got there. almost worth it
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