Fraud offer from GB, How to deal with it?

From: Patrick Finnegan <>
Date: Mon Sep 6 23:11:59 2004

On Sunday 05 September 2004 20:35, David V. Corbin wrote:
> >>> I know of people who "collect" those fraudulent checks and
> >>> hang them on their wall. Let the scammer think you've
> >>> accepted the deal. At least cost him the money of sending
> >>> you a check. Often they send it overnight to get it to you
> >>> quickly so you will send him the difference via Western
> >>> Union or other wire transfer that can't be reversed.
> I definitely do NOT recomment this approach. You will have given your
> identity in a very physical sense to the spammer. In the case of the
> person I referred to in an earlier post (who I just found out is on
> holiday), threats were made when he refused to cache the check [even
> though he offered to return it].

If you accept the check, you should be able to call the issuing bank or
business and verify the authenticity of the account, and that it has
funds available, before submitting the check to your own bank.
Definately don't try and cash the check until you can verify if it's
authentic. If you are worried about your "identity", you can have it
sent to a business or a friend's PO box if you can find someone willing
to help you out.

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