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Who is "mrs anna smith" ?

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2003 5:00 am
by w7ry
I have recieved a request about my for sale post by "mrs anna smith"

Sounds a little fishey to me.

Here is the e-mail:

hello jim,
i really appreciate your responce and i am okay with the price of the "meter" i will be glade to purchase it from you.i will contact my client in state who is owning $3500 for a very long time and is finding it difficult to pay me my money to issue a cashier's check of the amount he owns me and send to you for payment so that you can take your said amount from it and help me send the balance.And about the shipping i will handle the shipping myself and soon as the payment is made i will contact my shipping agent to come and pick it up from your location.if you are okay with this please provide me with your
i will be expecting to hear from you soonest.

Anyone else had dealing with this person?

Jim W7RY


Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2003 6:46 am
by kb9sne
i do beleive i have heard these are scams , there are a few other posting of this sort. again if it sounds too good to be true it prob

Mrs. Anna Smith

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2003 2:35 pm
by K4ICL
SCAMs such as this have been active for some months now. The scammer will send a bogie chashier's check and the seller will lose his equipment and all shipping costs.

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2003 9:05 pm
This scam is well documented under "Safe Trading Tips". Please see:

I've locked this topic, as any further comments should be discussed under that topic.