Fraud offer from GB, How to deal with it?

From: Teo Zenios <>
Date: Mon Sep 6 23:19:41 2004

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From: "Patrick Finnegan" <>
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Subject: Re: Fraud offer from GB, How to deal with it?

> 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.
> Pat
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> Purdue University ITAP/RCS ---
> The Computer Refuge ---

If the deal smells funny then don't attempt to go through with it and notify
the law. Playing games with thieves is not a smart thing to do.
Received on Mon Sep 06 2004 - 23:19:41 BST

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