Fraud offer from GB, How to deal with it?

From: Patrick Finnegan <>
Date: Mon Sep 6 23:35:08 2004

On Monday 06 September 2004 23:19, Teo Zenios wrote:
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> From: "Patrick Finnegan" <>
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> Subject: Re: Fraud offer from GB, How to deal with 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.
> 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.

Yeah, but he has no *proof* that the guy is trying to be fraudulent, and
considering it's crossing international boundaries, the local cops
probably aren't going to be able/willing to do much. If you get the
guy to send you a bad check, you've got some proof that something's up.

Anyways, who doesn't like to be a little "reckless". This guy sounds
more like a scammer, it's not quite the same as screwing with your
local drug dealer/mob boss. :)

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