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Old 10-28-2007, 10:28 PM   #1
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I had a my voodoo box up for sale on m.net classifieds and this guy wanted to buy it. The normal, how low can you go, then he said he wanted to buy it.

This is where I start thinking that things are fishy. He says he'll send me a cashiers check and then I wire transfer the extra to the shipping company minus the shipping cost. It seemed a little wierd, but I didn't think much of it. Then the check arrives and its for TWO GRAND! I am thinking... is this guy trusting or an idiot, as the box was only $280. Then I start reading and find out about these cashiers check scams and how this sounds exactly like one.

Then I notice that none of the address seem to match up, and the sender of the letter is not the same name of the person online and is in Washington. The check has a bank in Los Angles in it, and a dairy company's name and address, and no phone numbers. After looking into it both the dairy company and bank exist, but this is still really ******* weird. The signature on the check is computer printed, and there is no memo.

So I'm thinking about checking with my bank if they think this is fishy, or just sending this back to the sender. Any other ideas? This is a scam right?
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:30 PM   #2
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It's a scam.
I only accept paypal because of things like that. You're experiencing the most common type of online classified fraud.
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another way around is offer cash on delivery. i believe shipping company covers your losses if check/money order is fake.
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Ya, well I haven't sent anything out yet and haven't tried to cash this check yet. So I am in the clear right? Should I report this to someone?
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I had a scammer send the cashiers check to my local fbi office :gay:
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Yeah go to the feds. Over state lines and through the mail hes fucked all the way to grandmas hosue.
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I had a scammer send the cashiers check to my local fbi office :gay:
That's great!!!!
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That's great!!!!
lol yeah.

he sent a tracking number and everything.

lmao it was signed by the receptionist.
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Ya, well I haven't sent anything out yet and haven't tried to cash this check yet. So I am in the clear right? Should I report this to someone?
yeah, report it...
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:26 AM   #11
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that's the most common scam ever.


I'm sure the guy wrote in all caps with very bad grammar as well. I guess to add to his charm
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get the law on his ***. He's not going to pay you anyway.
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Hell isn't that what check cashing places are for?

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Old 10-29-2007, 08:40 PM   #14
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I'm sure the guy wrote in all caps with very bad grammar as well. I guess to add to his charm
Haha, ya he did that too. That really should have raised some red flags.

Should I really report this to the feds though? It seems like a lot of bother, and I have a feeling I would not just be able to walk in and say "Look at this" and get them to help me. I guess it's worth a shot.

Or would you just mail it in? I do want to try and get this guy, I should have got him to mail the check to the FBI lol. This asswhipe even called me today to see when I will wire the $$, not even mentioning the item in question which he has clearly forgotten.
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Turn him in, atleast you'll have the gratification of knowing you busted some douchebag.
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Deffinately a ascam, I got the same offer when I was selling my old car. I even received a fake check from them. There's actually a commercial out about this same scam right now.
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:27 PM   #17
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Anytime they send you more money than the item is worth and request a money transfer or check back to another person it is a scam. they end up with your money and you get stuck with a bank fee for their bounced/fake check.
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That's the most common scam on the internet... but it's weird that he actually called you. Did the phone number pop in or is it blocked. You could string him along a little to waste his time. Tell him it's gonna take you a few days to get the cash. Get an actual street address and a phone number you can call him back at... the you've got something to take to the FBI if you felt like it.
You could mess with him a little more... tell him you're sending him the voodoo and check in the same box and then just send him a dog-turd or something... but string him along for a few weeks to waste more of his time.
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Send him a bunch of monopoly money...

and you can do that kinda stuff over the phone? or mail it in IIRC...even online I think.
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Get Postal Inspectors or local FBI office involved. My bet would be on the PIs.

I was in a Home Depot the other day, when a Haitian woman was trying to pass of an "international money order" on the cashier. She was "buying" about $50 worth of stuff and tried to pass off the mo that stated $500, of course wanting the $450 change in cash. Good thing the manager stepped in and told her to take a hike. She kept yelling and acting silly until he said the police were on their way, then she hauled *** so fast I was astounded.
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