was identity theft - now international transfers

From: Innfogra_at_aol.com <(Innfogra_at_aol.com)>
Date: Fri Nov 26 01:54:44 2004

>What problems are there with the "international postal money order"?
>Can't you still get those at the local USPS office?
The only International money orders the US Post office will cash are their
 own and Canadian post. I know because I took a Japanese Postal International
Money order once and the US Post wouldn't have anything to do with it. It was
legitimate but I ended up having to deposit it to cash it. I do take Canadian
Postal Money Orders now.

I have used the interbank for international money transfer once and it worked
easily. I seem to remember that I had my credit union generate a transaction
number along with the interbank number that I sent to the person purchasing
the item. A couple of days later the money showed up in my Credit Union Account.
However it cost me $10 for the transaction on my side, which I had the
customer pay, after all he wanted to pay by wire transfer.

Nowadays I take Western Union Wire transfers, Western Union International
Money Orders, Bidpay, Paypal or US dollars (Cash) for international purchases.

I do not take Certified or Bank Checks, especially for amounts greater than
the purchase. And I do not ship until I am certain I have payment.

Lately, in posting a HP110 outfit on the HP Museum's for sale site I received
three fraudulent offers, and one serious one. Two of the offers were to
purchase it with a certified check for a set amount, much more than the item and
then have me forward the HP110 and the extra money on to them. The third
fraudulent offer was a blatant offer to let me pad the invoice with other goods, name
my own price, and get paid by a certified check.

I was very disappointed to see that amount of scamming on the bulletin board.
All were internationally based scams and easy to recognize, though.

Astoria, Oregon
Received on Fri Nov 26 2004 - 01:54:44 GMT

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